Press TV - Iran's Department of the Environment has warned that Iran is among
the 10 countries which cause the most environmental destruction in the world.
"On realizing environmental destruction is a sign of severe challenges in our
time, the department's attention falls on more longsighted planning and the root
causes of the problem," the vice president in charge of the Department of the
Mohammad-Javad Mohammadizadeh suggested Iran had
to employ applicable models to avoid more environmental destruction, which, if
not controlled, would become a crisis for the next generation in the country.
"Increasing world population and steady technology advancement are among the
main causes of environmental destruction. In a matter of 100 years there will be
no trees left in Iran if the devastation continues at such a pace," he said.
"Iran has to take various factors into consideration. Pond and water management
as well as presence of 30,000 vessels providing 60 percent of oil and gas of the
world are of great importance in the matter especially taken with the fact that
the vessels are older than 20 years old," he added.
"Informing the public about the endangered ecosystem and an environment friendly
lifestyle must find their place in our daily life," Mohammadizadeh concluded.
Concerns over the environmental destruction increased after the country's Gas
Engineering and Development Company cut off more than 4,000 trees in western
The company cut the trees to make way for pipelines in three provinces of
Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiari, Isfahan, and Boyer-Ahmad.
Gas Engineering and Development Company announced it had informed the provinces'
organization of natural resources before it cut the trees and paid $700,000 for
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