Disappearance of trees coupled with a film depicting the once thick forests of his province prompted the retired teacher to take action.
Following concerted efforts by a number of Iranian environmentalists, a forested hill in northern Iran was cleared of garbage.
Environmental issues must be discussed in the upcoming meetings between Iranian and Afghan officials, a deputy environment chief said.
The mother might have been killed by poachers or some locals and an investigation is underway to figure out what has become of her, a local environmental official said.
An Iranian environment lover who hasn’t produced garbage for six decades says people can do their share to protect the environment through household waste management.
Officials say the big cats will be eventually released back into the wild, but for that they need to be between 16 and 20 months old.
Smugglers use a very innovative way to haul the desert animal across rough terrain.
Further tests and even a sonogram will be run in the presence of a foreign consultant in late March to determine whether she is pregnant.
The video shows two cheetahs and a camel coming to a water hole at the same time.
The Supreme Leader said damaging the environment should be regarded as a grave offense.