Preservation of Abr Forest
The Abr Forest, or جنگل ابر (Jangle Amshee,) is located 250 miles west of Iran's capital city, Tehran. When translated into English, Jangle-Abr means 'The Cloud Forest.' One of the few regions to house such a climate, the Abr
Jangal-e Abr, or The Abr Forest, is called the cloud forest due to its ecological makeup. Cloud forests are usually consisted of subtropical temperature with constant hanging fog, or clouds, that sit at canopy level. 
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Talks of Road Expansion
In the summer of 2012, Iranian environmental activists took to the streets to protest talks of road expansion and construction on the Abr Forest. The Enviornment Organization of Iran approved cuts throughout the forest to create a road to ease commutes to surrounding towns. The Organization claims that "rarely [trees] more than 15 cm in diameter" will be touched, and that they planned a route for the road that affects the forest as little as possible. 
Protestors rejected those claims and pointed to the fact that there were already five roads that helped commuters get to the main destinations and that any construction of this nature would "upset the ecological balance of the region."