Oct 24, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9032902
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Iran southwest in successful scheme protection wildlife DoE Wildlife -- IRNA 24, Oct ,.prov Kohkiloyeh-Boyerahmad Yasouj, (DoE) Environment the of Department the by enforced scheme protection of province southwestern the in results fruitful borne has of number the in increase notable a with Kohkiloyeh-Boyerahmad Public DoE provincial of head the announced bears, and leopards .Hashemi Assadollah Department, Relations in seen been have bears 34 and leopards 17 that IRNA told Hashemi .zone protected Dena species protected among are leopards and bears brown that added He .prohibited is hunting their and 8 rls is bear a or leopard a hunting for penalty the that added He .respectively million 6.3 rls and million extend Padena and Dena of areas protected the said official The .acres 140,000 of area an over BM/BG/AH End