Lake Urmia



  • fao 2018-02-01 18:05

    FAO hosts workshop on challenges similar to Lake Urmia restoration

    TEHRAN, Feb.1 (MNA) – FAO headquarters in Rome hosted a group of international experts that specialize in social-ecological systems to discuss a number of case studies including the Lake Urmia Restoration program.

  • اسحاق جهانگیری 2018-01-30 15:59

    All state bodies required to practice pro-Lake Urmia acts

    TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) – Iranian First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri addressed the national committee to save Lake Urmia on Tuesday and reassured that all state entities are required to exercise the law passed in support of Lake Urmia.

  • زیباترین بندر دریاچه ارومیه 2018-01-19 20:43

    By: Ali Hamed Haghdoust

    Amazing Urmia Lake

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Urmia Lake, the biggest salt lake in the Middle East and the sixth largest saltwater is still beautiful despite draining. The following photos show Rahmanlu and Danalu wharves in south-east part of the lake which were expected to be the most beautiful wharves among others around the lake.

  • Urmia Lake 2017-06-03 21:22

    With govt. practical measures;

    Lake Urmia water rises 5-fold since drought

    TEHRAN, Jun. 03 (MNA) – The volume of Lake Urmia water has been increased five times within the last four years, reaching 2 billion and 500 million cubic meters, with practical measures to revive it.

  • گزارش اسوشیتدپرس از دریاچه ارومیه 2017/03/15

    By: Gary Lewis

    Lake Urmia comes back to life slowly, but surely

    TEHRAN, Mar. 15 (MNA) – Returning to the barren landscape after almost four years, I was able to see water. Not nearly enough, but much more than last time. The lake is reviving. And this revival is the result of an immensely successful collaborative effort involving many players – some Iranian, some foreign.

  • کراپ‌شده - گرد و غبار 2017-03-06 16:46

    High-profile session addresses environmental pollution

    TEHRAN, Mar. 06 (MNA) – How would high-profile session succeed in effectively addressing pressing issues of airborne particles which have jeopardized the daily life of people in Khuzestan and other provinces in varying degrees?

  • گزارش اسوشیتدپرس از دریاچه ارومیه 2017-01-09 09:28

    Mass of farm water to be dedicated to Lake Urmia restoration

    TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) – Deputy energy minister said approximately 1.2 billion cubic meters of water per year will be led to Lake Urmia following a 40% reduction in agricultural water use in the lake’s catchment area.

  • دریاچه ارومیه 2016-10-17 19:29

    2 new fungi discovered at Lake Urmia, Meighan

    TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (MNA) – Researchers at Iranian Biological Research Center have discovered two new microorganisms at hypersaline lakes of Urmia and Meighan.

  • IMG14295223.jpg 2016-09-14 13:24

    Iran to pursue Mina tragedy at intl. level

    TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Affairs Hassan Ghashghavi ensured international follow-up of Mina victims' rights.

  • گزارش اسوشیتدپرس از دریاچه ارومیه 2016-09-06 22:51

    FAO launches programme to save Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) – FAO has signed an agreement on Tuesday with the Lake Urmia Restoration Commission (LURC) in Tehran to lend substantive technical assistance for the execution of an integrated programme that aims ultimately to secure sustainable water resources management in the Lake Urmia basin.

  • بی کاری ملوانها بر اثر خشک شدن دریاچه ارومیه 2016-08-31 15:04

    Iran, Australia to coop. on Lake Urmia restoration

    TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) – Iran and Australia have agreed to launch an aqua research center to breathe new life into Lake Urmia.

  • دریاچه ارومیه 2016-07-29 02:20

    Lake Urmia now harboring 3bn cubic meters of water

    TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) – A Ministry of Energy official has said Lake Urmia water absorption has now exceeded 3bn cubic meters.

  •     2016-07-12 21:43

    Official announces new measures to save dried lake

    URMIA, Jul. 12 (MNA) – Provincial head of Lake Urmia Saving Headquarters has announced new solutions to be taken in 2016 remaining months in efforts to revive the dried Lake Urmia.

  • جشنواره فیلم ایتالیا 2016-06-14 14:11

    'Cemetery Men' to experience first intl. presence at Italian event

    TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) – Iranian short film 'Cemetery Men' directed by Ali Mardomi will go on screen at Ischia Film Festival.

  • rouhani 2016-06-06 10:26

    Iran ready to play new role in preserving environment

    TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) – Calling on everybody to help preserve Iran and global environment, President Rouhani vowed that the 11th government, as the “government of environment”, would do whatever it can to preserve the environment.

  • حسن روحانی رئیس جمهور 2016-05-31 22:39


    Only ‘exceptional measure’ would tackle unemployment

    URMIA, May 31 (MNA) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has said country’s figure in job creation has been near zero during past decade.

  • سفر رئیس جمهور به ارومیه 2016-05-30 12:53

    Iran land of brotherhood, unity for all ethnic groups

    TEHRAN, May 30 (MNA) – Iranian President Rouhani said Iranians from all religions, sects and races are branches of one tree called Islamic Iran.

  • سفر رئیس جمهور به ارومیه 2016-05-30 10:51

    Pres. Rouhani in Urmia for provincial visit

    URMIA, May 30 (MNA) – In his 28th provincial visit, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in West Azerbaijan province on Monday.

  • green filmfest 2016-05-14 16:21

    Director of 5th Green Intl. filmfest.:

    DiCaprio’s reaction to Lake Urmia stresses its importance

    TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) – Farhad Tohidi, director of 5th Green International Film Festival, said Leonardo DiCaprio’s Instagram post about Lake Urmia indicates the importance of this environmental issue at an international scale.

  • 4484037_376.jpg 2016-05-06 15:48

    DeCaprio posts on drying Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – After Leonardo DiCaprio posted a warning message on his Instagram account, the Lake Urmia Restoration Program (LURP) invited him to visit the drying lake.

  • Gary Lewis 2016/02/02

    By: Gary Lewis

    Wetlands for our future: sustainable livelihood

    TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) – On the occasion of World Day of Wetlands, UN resident coordinator in Iran has wrote an article on the wetlands of Iran and their current condition.

  • دریاچه ارومیه 2015-12-22 15:47

    By: Azin Haghighi

    Aerial images of Lake Urmia

    URMIA, Dec. 22 (MNA) – The following images depicts Iran's dying salt lake, Lake Urmia, in late December of 2015. The Lake is located between the provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan.

  • بدون شرح 2015-12-13 14:43

    By: Ali Hamed Haghdoost

    Lake Urmia under threat of extinction

    URMIA, Dec. 13 (MNA) – Located between the provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan, the saltwater Lake Urmia, one of the largest on the planet, is on the brink of a major environmental disaster due to its highly endangered ecosystem.