Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has suggested that a ban be imposed on hunting to protect endangered species and the environment.
In a speech at a ceremony in Tehran to commemorate Iranian rangers Monday, the top MP called for all-out endeavors to protect the environment in the country, adding that environmental challenges should be properly dealt with in order to securesustainable development.
“If the environmental problems are not resolved, we cannot reach sustainable development and push ahead with it” Ali Larijani said
While the need for industrial progress is inevitable, environmental issues should also be taken into account in the course of development, he added.
Larijani also pledged that the parliament will endorse any bill proposed by the country’s Environment Protection Organization that ensures the security of rangers in clashes with the poachers.