Oct 31, 2001, 12:01 AM
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reserve genetic global a as recorded forest Arasbaran of director Deputy -- IRNA 31, Oct ,.prov Azarbaijan East Maraqeh, said Tayebi Hassan Department Resources Natural Azarbaijan's East been have forests protected and natural Arasbaran" Wednesday, here due reserves genetic botanical nine world's the of one as recognized ".species various its to have pastures and trees of species 180 that IRNA told Tayebi interest special of been have which forests these in identified been .organizations international to of out forest, by covered land of hectares 188,000 are There province of north the to Arasbaran at located hectares 166,000 which .protection under are coal-extractors by exploited be to allowed were forests Arasbaran .1972 in protection under went they but 1962-1972, between and roots the from regrown trees the of lifetime average The .years 45 be to estimated is forests Arasbaran at cut those of trunks MP/RR End