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PHOTOS: TOP 20 NEW SPECIES OF 2016

Discovering a new species is always exciting — it shows that much of our world remains to be explored and described. This year, too, scientists discovered and described several thousand new species of animals and plants, including 13 new dancing peacock spiders, a new crab that was found in a pet market, a new species of whale, a tarantula that shoots balls of barbed hair at enemies, and one bird that is now 13 distinct species.

RPC 27TH in Photos

A photo report of the 27th Meeting of the Regional Planning Council which was held from 5 to 8 December 2016 in Tehran.

Iran – The Land With Historical Architecture and Astonishing Nature

Here are some awesome photos from Iran Nature, beauty and historical places.

Top Ten Beautiful Waterfalls of the World

Waterfalls are beautiful, enchanting creation of nature that has always inspired travelers. There are tales and poetic verses describing their beauty. Here is a list of spectacular top ten waterfalls of the world that are real yet majestic as in a fairy-tale.
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The World Heritage Committee in Baku registered Iran’s Hyrcanian forests in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The number of mountain gazelles, a threatened species native to the Middle East, is on the rise day-by-day thanks to the efforts of local officials in...
Cultural common ground and neighborhood help Iran and Turkmenistan develop their amicable relations, Iranian Minister of Culture and the Islamic Guidance...
Desertification is one of the biggest environmental challenges. The problem that has plagued Earth in recent years, causing the destruction of vegetation...
Scientists have discovered a new plant species endemic to Turkey's western Balıkesir province. The plant, which was discovered in Balıkesir's Ayvalık...
Kyrgyzstan has a unique potential for travel and recreation of visiting tourists.
Tajikistan, taking into account the prospects for its economic development, geographical and geopolitical location, pays attention to the further development...
The Tourism Development Agency under the Government of Tajikistan is making tourist maps for cities and districts of the country. These maps are expected...
Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a project that added 1,250 hectares to the green belt of Tehran in north, northwest and east of the city...
The First International Forum on Ziyarah Tourism held on 21-23 February 2019 in Bukhara region in Uzbekistan.
Turkmenistan came forward with an initiative for developing a special UN program for the Aral Sea Basin.
Experts from the Central Asian countries, and beyond, agreed at a Feb. 19-20 conference in Tashkent to continue supporting cooperation in security, connectivity...
Pakistan can get more economic, social and environmental benefits from its water, subject to urgent reforms to improve water use efficiency and service...
Satellite images and acquisition of various satellite data makes many solutions available to reduce or even prevent environmental issues, while requires...
A meeting of the organizing committee for the first Caspian Economic Forum was held in Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is implementing a joint project in Turkmenistan on a phased reduction of hydro-chlorofluorocarbons...
The Law "On Ratification of the Caspian Sea Legal Status Convention" was discussed at a plenary session of the Senate.
This year’s World Wetlands Day under the theme of “Wetlands and Climate Change” highlights the importance of healthy and intact wetlands to one of...
Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov on Saturday 2 February 2019 signed a treaty on free trade zone law between Iran and Eurasia countries.
A leopard cub was seen in the wild nature in Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.
Iran is devising a national action plan, in cooperation with international marine organizations, to protect seals living in the Caspian Sea, according...
Azerbaijan with its rich history and fascinating nature attracts more and more tourists each year. The country's national parks often become travel destinations...
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a working meeting noted the importance of the artificial lake “Altyn Asyr” being established in the...
Reduction or removal of transit tariffs between Iran and Afghanistan is of special significance and can prove influential in improving the level of Tehran-Kabul...
Turkish retailers are set to begin charging for environmentally-damaging plastic bags with a view to reducing non-recyclable waste.
An Iranian official said on Sunday that the level of water in Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has increased compared to the same period last year on December...
The 29th Meeting of the Regional Planning Council (RPC), which had started on 17th December 2018, concluded its work in Tehran on 20th December 2018.
Visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan have started talks on Thursday 20 December 2018 in Ankara.
Secretary General of the Turkic Council Baghdad Amreyev and President of Economic Cooperation Organization Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECO CCI) Azarakhsh...
Iran has suggested the development of joint industrial investments and joint production between the ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) members, especially...