TEHRAN – Some 200 wildlife species have been returned to nature because the starting of the present [Iranian calendar] yr (March 21, 2021) by the wildlife remedy middle of Pardisan Park in Tehran.
Pardisan Park’s wildlife clinic has been established with the intention of treating, rehabilitating, and returning to nature the injured and sick species, ISNA reported.
Last week, 25 wild animals had been released into their pure habitat, together with a fox and 24 golden eagles, steppe eagles, black kites, frequent buzzards, Eurasian eagle-owls, barn owls, and little owls.
Observance of specialised environmental issues, together with correct diet of animals, particularly in the times earlier than launch, choosing the proper time and placement to free the species, topography and pure options of the realm, in addition to appropriate climate situations on the day of this system, marking animals and transporting them in a correct manner are among the many requirements of wildlife launch in nature.
Wildlife species in hazard of extinction
There are 1,300 species of animals in the nation, 130 of that are endangered and threatened, Hassan Akbari, deputy head of pure surroundings and biodiversity of the Department of Environment (DOE), stated in December 2021.
Asiatic cheetahs, nice bustards, Siberian cranes, Persian onagers, and a few reptiles and amphibians are among the many endangered and threatened species, he stated.
Significant smuggling and habitat destruction are the principle threats to the species, and selling a tradition of kindness to the surroundings and strengthening social participation is one of crucial and efficient methods in defending the surroundings, he defined.
The availability of giant portions of weapons and ammunition to the poachers is one other threat issue for wildlife populations, Akbari added.
Iran has a excessive variety of species on account of geographical situations, climatic variety, large water sources of the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf, and the Sea of Oman in the south.
According to the newest research, about 1,300 species of vertebrates, together with mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic fish, about 30,000 species of invertebrates, and eight,000 species of crops have been recognized in the nation.
Unfortunately, over the previous twenty years, human actions have led to alarming degradation of ecosystems, deletion of genes, species, and organic capabilities; Human threats to biodiversity have accelerated probably the most over the previous 50 years over all the historical past of human life.