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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 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...
The 29th edition of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Regional Planning Council (RPC) kicked off on Monday 17 December 2018 at the ECO Secreariat...
The annual volume of waste per capita in developed countries ranges within 400-500 kilograms, while in Azerbaijan, this figure is 350 kilograms, Chairman...
A mushroom found in Pakistan now shares a ray of hope to the plastic pollution. A mushroom by the name of Cue Aspergillus tubingensis, has been shown to...
The 4th meeting of the 5 littoral states of the Caspian Sea to finalize the water body’s maritime safety protocol kicked off in Tehran on Monday 10 December.
UN Secretary General António Guterres announced a new initiative aimed at increasing the sustainability of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan.
On Tuesday 4 December 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the need for promotion of trade and economic relations...
The World Bank (WB) is working with Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources to examine different options of the "green economy" development.
Iranian and Turkish parliament speakers underlined the need for reaching the trade exchanges worth 30 billion dollars.
The country will ban the use of disposable plastic bags up to 20 microns thick, the head of the public relations department of the Ministry of Ecology...