Saturday, July 7, 2012

60 MINUTES VIDEO: Resurrecting Eden

2 comments:

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi said...

Joel,

Most of the Marsh Arabs were displaced from their traditional homelands during and after 1991. Have any of them returned to some of the recovered marshlands since 2003? How many still live in the marshes?

Joel Wing said...

Aymenn

Dont know how many still live there today. Know that multi-year drought that hit Iraq in 2006 forced out around 300,000 from the marshes. Also the attempts to resurrect the marshes since 2003 have only been partially successful in bringing back people and reviving the environment.

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