Conservation and Protection of Forests and Natural Resources Law (1992)

 

Article1) As of the date of approval of this law, the tree species including Buxus hyrcanus, Cupressus sempervirens, Taxus Baccata, Thuja orientalis, Populus caspica, Rhizophora mucranata, Avicennia marina, Juniperus sp., Corylus avellana, Olea europaea, Pistacia sp., Astragalus sp., Dalbergia sissoo, Juglans regia and Amygdalus sp.   are throughout the country as forest reserve and their cutting is prohibited.

Note 1) Ministry of Jihad – e – Sazandegi should identify place of origin of these species and submit the violators to the courts.

 Note 2) Ministry of Jihad – e – Sazandegi might issue permit for the cutting of these species in case of technical issues and for the development of other species.

Note 3) Violators of this law shall be fined for the damages and sentenced to 1-6 months imprisonment and payment of cash penalties equivalent to 1.5 times of the price per tree by Ministry of Jihad – e – Sazandegi and in case of repetition of the violation, they will be sentenced to maximum punishment.   

Note 4) Forest and Range Organization is entitled to receive 30 percent of revenue arising from cash penalties collected from the violators, deposited in an account in the Treasury and pay discovery right to FRO personnel, reporters and police officers on the base of relevant regulations.

 Note 5) In case of collaboration of FRO personnel, and police officers with violators they will be sentenced to maximum punishment on the base of relevant regulations.

Article 2) Ministry of Jihad – e – Sazandegi is entitled to determine national resources from the private estates mentioned in article 2 of Forests and Rangelands Nationalization Law in accordance with the Conservation and Protection of Forests and Natural Resources Law and after 6 months of written notice or advertisement in the widely circulated newspapers and one of the local newspapers, Documents and Real Estates Registration Organization should, upon the notification of Ministry of Jihad – e – Sazandegi, issue title deeds in the name of government of I.R. of Iran.

Note 1) Claimants can, after written notice or advertisement of Ministry of Jihad – e – Sazandegi, submit their requests with justifiable proofs to the Committee for Settlement of Issues Related to Disputed Lands as referred in article 56 of Forests and Rangelands law ratified in 1988 by the Islamic Consultative Parliament. The issue of title deeds in the name of government of I.R. of Iran will not prevent the claimants to refer and file a suit in the above mentioned committee.           

 Note 2) The expression “Ministry of Agriculture“mentioned in the Para under Committee for Settlement of Issues Related to Disputed Lands as referred in article 56 of Forests and Rangelands law ratified in 1988 by the Islamic Consultative Parliament and the note 6 thereof, hereby changes to “Ministry of Jihad – e – Sazandegi” and the committee shall continue its duties as mentioned in article 56 of Forests and Rangelands law.

Article 3) Ministry of Jihad–e–Sazandegi is responsible to prepare directives of this law within 2 months and submit it to the Cabinet for ratification.

 

This law is comprised of 3 articles and 7 notes that has been ratified by the Parliament in September 1992 and approved by the Guardian Council in October 1992.

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