Kurdistan Forest Fires Archives - KHRN

February 23, 2024

Examining the role of government factors in the forest fires of the Kurdistan border (Case Study: Marivan Forest Fire in August 2023)

By Awat Pouri Introduction According to the Open Data Website of Iran, an average of 21,000 hectares of forests and pastures in Iran burn annually. Based on the statistics of the Green Association of Chiya of Marivan, in the latest fire that occurred from August 12 to 16 in the forests around Marivan, two thousand and thirty-five hectares were burnt. This is while government authorities...

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August 7, 2023

Kurdistan battling alarming forest fires, activists allege human involvement

After several days of relentless efforts by environmental activists and teams dispatched from various cities in Kurdistan, the raging wildfires that devastated the forests of Marivan, Kurdistan province, continue to pose a significant challenge. In an interview with the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), one of the environmental activists present in the affected area confirmed the presence of a human element in the extensive wildfires,...

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