Tag Archives | Iraqi Marshes

Iraqi Marshes could be pulled from World Heritage List

By Hassan al-Shanoun for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi government is committed to keeping the Mesopotamian Marshes on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in the southern part of the country, the marshes were added to UNESCO’s list in July 2016. Previously […]

Iraq’s Marshes, New UNESCO Site, see Increase in Tourism

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Mythical Marshes, New UNESCO Site, See Increase In Tourism Over the past few months, the legendary marshes of Hawizeh have come alive again – and this time, with the […]

Can Iraq, Turkey agree to Protect Marshes?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Can Iraq reach dam agreement with Turkey to protect marshes? Severe drought is affecting agricultural lands across Iraq because of the low levels of river water. Iraqi officials […]

AMAR Chairman welcomes Marshes’ Heritage Award

A senior British politician who has fought for more than two decades to save Iraq’s fabled marshlands today welcomed a United Nations’ decision to make the region a World Heritage Site. Baroness (Emma) Nicholson of Winterbourne began her campaign after Saddam Hussein ordered his army to attack the marsh people and destroy their habitat by […]

Campaign to Save Iraq’s Marshes Gathers Pace

Campaign to save Iraq’s historic marshes gathers pace Iraq’s historic Southern marshes, a spectacularly beautiful haven that brimmed with wildlife, was a jewel in Iraq’s crown. Now it faces permanent extinction, the victim of a man-made campaign to destroy it and the way of life of its indigenous people. AMAR came into being at the […]

Iraq Asks UNESCO to Save Southern Marshes

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis are seeking protection from UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee for their southern marshes. But the issue is not just environmental; it’s also about international water politics. When the UNESCO World […]

Flagship Partnership to Revive Southern Iraq

The Basra Compact, a flagship partnership to revive the economy in southern Iraq The authorities of Basra and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a flagship agreement, the Basra Compact, aiming at strengthening participatory and accountable governance and reviving the economic activity in the southern governorate, which is not just oil-rich but needs to […]