Hassan Rouhani calling for the protection of the environment, said that 4 new zones in the country have been approved for protection.
He made the remarks during the second meeting of the Supreme Council of Environment held Monday in Tehran.
Pointing to the importance of environmental issues, President Rouhani highlighted avoiding non-holistic approaches in adopting rules and regulations related to the environment. He called for cooperation from all organizations and ministries in order to protect Iranian natural sources as well as consideration of development and social issues.
Accordingly, the Darfak Cave in Guilan Province and the Shoy Waterfall in Khuzestan Province were declared as natural attractions, Abr Forest (Cloud Forest) in Semnan Province as a protected zone, and the Samandar area in Loristan Province as a wildlife habitat are the four new protected zones.
Vice-president and the head of Environmental Protection Organization Masoumeh Ebtekar while presenting a report on the environmental status of the country, hailed president’s symbolic action to take subway to work as part of an effort to mark "National Clean Air Day.” She expressed hope that using public transportation be more popular among citizens in Tehran and all over the country.