"Save Zagros" Street Theater
With the aim of attracting public attention to the problems of Central Zagros a street theater event was jointly organized by the Conservation of Biodiversity in the Central Zagros Landscapes Project and Aram Art Institute of Shahrekord.
Some of the attendees included Shirin Abolghasemi, The National Project Manager (NPM), Saeed Yusef Pour, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari General Director of Department of Environment, some of the State Organizations' directors and local communities' representatives.
In her remarks Ms. Abolghasemi stated that these kinds of activities have an important effect on the public and asked local communities to decrease the human contribution to the non-sustainable use of natural resources.
She added: “This ceremony marks the starting point for capacity building and awareness raising concerning environmental issues. I hope that state organizations will consider conducting these sorts of activities annually.”
During the ceremony awards were handed out for best director, best script writer among others. It is interesting to note that the theater group of Kurdistan presented their award to Kurdistan Department of Environment game guards as a token of appreciation.