In the 1990s, the Mesopotamian Marshes were virtually destroyed by Saddam Hussein, but Azzam Alwash is making an extraordinary effort to return life to the green paradise he remembers.
Engineer Azzam Alwash recalls his childhood memories of the Mesopotamian marshes, and his feelings upon his return to Iraq when the area had been reduced to an empty desert.
Learn about this threatened bird, endemic to southern Iraq's marshlands.
As Iraq's destroyed marshland returns, so do the people and wildlife who have inhabited it for generations.
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