Caspian: The concern of the coastal countries about the environmental damages to this body of water has caused these countries to highlight the necessity of preserving and restoring the living resources for the present and future generations, by respecting the laws of all the responsible governments.
The efforts for defining a single unit for preserving the aquatic environment have been started with the support of international organizations, since the Ordibehesht of 1377. The project of preserving the Caspian Sea includes joint actions and efforts for preserving the environment of Caspian Sea.
Accordingly, in 1382, the littoral states of Caspian Sea signed a regional convention for the protection of the Caspian Sea environment called the “Tehran Convention” and on Mordad 21, 1385 (August 12 2006) this convention was enforced. Every year, this day is celebrated as an important environmental event.
Mordad 21 is a milestone in the history of environmental cooperation on Caspian Sea. Thus, considering the environmental threats and the extinction danger of some of the aquatic animals of this sea, especially the Caspian seal, celebrating this significant day with the goal of improving the quality of the Caspian Sea is of importance.
(Writing by Parvin Farshchi, Translating by Negar Lotfi)