Kamran Bazvand is a rural environmentalist in western Iran who has planted over the years more than 600 saplings in an area severely affected by drought.
Water scarcity has prompted this environmentalist who also dabbles in firefighting to carry water for miles to cater to the trees it has planted.
Kamran says he has gone through many books to learn more about ways of helping the environment and wildlife. He says he does not have a cell phone because its radio waves are hazardous to bees.
He talks about the importance of efforts to protect the environment when people from far and wide come to his place almost daily.
The following are images of the life of this environmentalist released by the Iranian Students’ News Agency: