Deputy Minister and Head of FRWO in a meeting with the professors of the Faculty of Natural Resources of the University of Tehran, held at FRWO's Headquarters on Tuesday, stated that the universalities are the scientific backbone and stronghold for the management of natural resources, and emphasized the targeted linkages of FRWO with the universities.
to FRWO's website, Dr. Massoud Mansour said at the meeting: "I strongly
believe that in order to advance the goals of natural resources management,
FRWO needs to increase cooperation with various influential communities,
especially the academia, within targeted linkages."
regard, Dr. Mansour reiterated: "To achieve organizational goals, he will
use collective wisdom and opinions of scientific associations, academic and
research centers, non-governmental organizations and members of the
that we have formulated a policy directive containing 18 guidelines as code of
conduct with emphasis on cultural, behavioral and moral issues and the
collaboration with the media, non-governmental organizations, and cooperatives,
in addition to a strategic program including 4 strategic goals and 9 urgent
reiterated that all the Natural Resources and Watershed Management Departments
(NRWDs) are to prepare a one-year action plan for natural resources management
in their respective provinces, which will form a roadmap for implementation.
"Organizational strategies have emphasized the need for continuous
communication of natural resources management with the university and other
FRWO pointed out some of the organization's other priorities in the year of
"Leap in Production" and announced that identification and
demarcation of the forest reserves boundaries is another area of priority of
FRWO based on the directive of 1993. He emphasized "All forest reserves
will be identified and demarcated by FRWO based on indicators to be determined
by High Council of FRWO".
part of his remarks, Dr. Mansour referred to the forest parks management based
on FRWO's basic strategy and said: "The management of forest parks should
be transferred to contractors through tenders based on decision of technical
committees for their optimal protection."
Mansour mentioned rangelands should be managed based on new management plans.
He stressed rangelands role pivotal in FRWO not only for livestock grazing but
for economic production, and highlighted the need for their implementation
within an economic plan with emphasis on medicinal herbs that will provide for
their economic production."
"Natural resource management plans will be a entry point natural resource
graduates who will help them to engage in natural resources projects."
FRWO also referred to the role of 300,000 volunteers in safeguarding natural
resources throughout the country and called on the use of their capacity to
protect natural resources by designing appropriate mechanisms and innovation.
"With regard to wood farming, 30,000 hectares of lands have been identified,
many of them are private estates to be irrigated by unconventional water."
FRWO called the wood farming and exploitation of by-products in forests and
rangelands, a huge wealth for land users that eliminate the incentives for
illegal logging and said: "It is necessary that and exploitation of
by-products to be subject to robust plans to prevent the extinction of rare
the model of work in natural resources based on IWM approach and said: "Every
farm under conservation plans will be supervised by a manager and security
officer in Hyrcanian forests."
within Logging Ban Initiative, FRWO has only stopped logging operation and other
activities will be carried out in a significant part of these areas this