Saving Iraqi marshes from desert

BBC: The Mesopotamian Marshes in southern Iraq were once home to thousands of marsh Arabs, millions of birds - and rebels fighting against Saddam Hussein. In the 1990s he ordered his engineers to drain the land as a punishment, turning the land to dust. Now conservationist and environmental engineer Dr Azzam Alwash is attempting to restore the marshes. The project is the subject of the first in a new series of Natural World. He and cameraman Steve Foote spoke about both the difficulty of the restoration......

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