Tehran (IP) - The head of Iran's Department of Environment says that the executive duty of the organization is to protect wildlife in draught times.

Iran PressIran News: In response to a question of Iran Press about the body's plan to protect the environment during water shortage conditions, Isa Kalantari said on Monday that it was not possible to irrigate forests in such conditions so the task of the Department of Environment was to protect animals by all means.

Kalantari added that wildlife needed fodder the Environment Organization was trying to provide it for animals.

Referring to the recent measures taken by the Department, Kalantari told reporters that the country's universities were huge assets that were not used in the service of environmental protection before, but in the last 4 years, all universities in the country began to do so.

He talked about the dust problem a concern of the government and the Environment Department and said the government spent $450 million over the past four years to combat the problem.

The press conference of Issa Kalantari, head of the Environmental Protection Organization on the occasion of Environment Week and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Environment Department, held on Monday, June 7, in Tehran.


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