Iran to mark World Environment Week 2022

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TEHRAN – The National Environment Week will be celebrated from June 6 to 12 under the theme “Human, Intelligent and Technological Environment”, concurrently with World Environment Day 2022, IRIB reported on Wednesday.

It will be held under the theme “One Earth”, emphasizing the need to live sustainably in harmony with nature by bringing about transformative change – through policies and our choices – towards cleaner and greener lifestyles. Only One Earth was the motto of the 1972 Stockholm Conference; 50 years later, the motto remains true – this planet is our only home, whose limited resources humanity must preserve.

The year 2022 marks 50 years since the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment – the 1972 Stockholm Conference which led to the establishment of UNEP and the designation of June 5 each year as World Environment Day. ‘environment.

Iran has a high species diversity due to geographical conditions, climatic diversity, huge water resources from the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea in the south.Iran also marks the day for a week, each day of the week has been assigned a special theme this year as follows:

Monday, June 6: “Environment, Regional Diplomacy, Climate Change, Water and Dust Management”

Tuesday, June 7: “Environment, biodiversity and threatened plant and animal species”

Wednesday 8 June: “Environment of the sea, wetlands and watersheds (World Oceans Day)”

Thursday, June 9: “Environment, industry, waste and sustainable development based on knowledge”

Friday, June 10: “Environment, religious teachings, social responsibility, culture and media”

Saturday June 11: “Environment, ecologist, self-sacrifice and martyrdom”

Sunday June 12: “Environment, new technologies, contributions and public participation”

Protection of biological diversity in Iran

To preserve the existing biodiversity across the vast geographical expanse of Iran, four types of areas have been designated for preservation and protection, including national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, protected areas, and national natural monuments. In 1997, the DOE supervised 7,563,983 hectares of these areas.

Currently, the monitored areas reach approximately 18.5 million hectares, including 30 national parks, 170 protected areas, 45 wildlife refuges and 37 national natural monuments.

Iran has a high species diversity due to geographical conditions, climatic diversity, huge water resources from the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea in the south.

According to the latest studies, about 1,300 species of vertebrates including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and aquatic fishes, about 30,000 species of invertebrates and 8,000 species of plants have been identified in the country.

Unfortunately, over the past two decades, human activities have led to an alarming degradation of ecosystems, the suppression of genes, species and biological capacities; Human threats to biodiversity have accelerated the most over the past 50 years in the entire history of human life.

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