Leader calls for conservation of natural resources

March 5, 2012
TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for the conservation of natural resources and protection of the environment. 
The Leader made the remarks on Monday during a ceremony held in Tehran to commemorate National Natural Resources Week. 
He also said that officials and people should pay attention to the creation of green space and should also try to preserve the existing jungles, gardens, pastures, and arable lands. 
He added that the people could play the most important and effective role in restoring green spaces. 
During the ceremony, the Leader also planted two saplings. 
Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, Agricultural Jihad Minister Sadeq Khalilian, and Environmental Protection Organization Director Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh attended the ceremony.