Society

  • World Migratory Bird Day: birds connect our world

    World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated worldwide on May 9, under the theme “Birds Connect Our World”. First held in 2006, World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on two peak days each year (the second…

  • Qajar-era mansion to be turned into traditional residence

    Hajian mansion in north-central Semnan province is being repurposed into a traditional residence after being fully restored.  The mansion, which dates back to the Qajar era (1789–1925), has been inscribed on the National Heritage List. …

  • Over $1b spent so far to revitalize Lake Urmia

    Since the beginning of the Lake Urmia Restoration Program in October 2013, a total of 4.6 trillion rials (more than $1 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been spent, Masoud Tajrishi, director…

  • Zarivar Lake hosting flocks of storks once again

    Zarivar Lake, a major tourist attraction in western Iran, is hosting again thousands of storks that wing their ways to make their nests around the lake’s mountainous areas, however, locals in surrounded villages have decided…

  • Cigarette Smuggling Declines

    The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that 8.67 billion cigarettes were smuggled into Iran during the nine months to Dec. 21, 2019, indicating a 43.5% decline compared with the figure estimated for the…