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Restoring Iraqi Marshlands

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Restoring Iraqi Marshlands

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Restoring Iraqi Marshlands

Restoring Iraqi Marshlands

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The Marsh Arabs angered Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein in the 1990s, so he drained the marshes of southern Iraq from where they made their living. Since the fall of Saddam, the United Nations reports the marshes have begun to rebound.

Guest:

Azzam Alwash, director of the Eden Again project