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Name: Environmental Protection Law.
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Subject(s): General provisions
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1974-06-02
Entry into force:
ISN: IRN-1974-L-84327
Bibliography: Law in Farsi Law in Farsi United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization - Legsilative Database (FAOLEX) PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-08-03)
Abstract/Citation: The Environmental Protection Law specifies rules and measures for the protection and management of the environment. The objectives of this Law, consisting of 21 articles, are the protection and improvement of the environment. Appropriate measures must be taken by the department of Environment (DOE) and the High Council for Environmental Protection in order to: (a) Preserve the ecological balance; (b) Prevent and control waste and noise pollution considered harmful to the environment; (c) Establish a system of supervision and monitoring for wildlife and marine resources; (d) Conduct environmental scientific research aimed at protecting and improving the environment; (e) Adopt effective measures against polluting units in order to prevent air, water, and soil pollution; (f) Arrange public training courses in order to raise awareness about environmental protection and improvement; and (g) Establish limitations for hunting and shooting in some protected areas. Designated local authorities shall cooperate with DOE and cooperation should also be established between DOE and relevant International Organizations.
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