The Iraq marshes used to be almost the size of Wales, but are now mostly desert.
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Natural World: Miracle In Marshes Of Iraq
Donning his body armour, filmmaker David Johnson travels to Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes to meet Azzam Alwash, the man at the centre of the largest habitat recreation project in the world. Considered to be original Garden of Eden, the marshes were once Iraq’s wildlife jewel, where man and nature thrived for 5,000 years. In the 1990’s, Saddam Hussein drained the marshes, destroying thousands of people’s homes and those of millions of birds. This revealing film documents the re-birth of this unique wetland and hopes for the return of its many wildlife species.
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