Tag: Iraq

26Jul
UNESCO World Heritage Committee Adopts The Decision on the Ahwar of Iraq

On July 23 the 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee unanimously approved a new Decision on the Ahwar of Iraq, the World Heritage property which includes the…

17Jul
LSE Conflict Research Programme releases report on Basra water crisis

Below is the Executive Summary of Failing Flows: Water Management in Southern Iraq by Azhar al-Rubaie, Michael Mason, and Zainab Mehd published by the London School of Economics’s…

10Jul
Law Enforcement in the Iraqi Marshes: How Local Campaigners Are Working to Protect the Marshlands’ Biodiversity

The Central Marshes of Chibayish, located in Dhi Qar Governorate, Southern Iraq, suffer from great neglect at all levels despite being a World Heritage Site. Successive Iraq governments…

11Jun
Reply From UNESCO World Heritage Center to Save the Tigris on Ashur, the Ahwar and Makhoul Dam

10 June 2021 Ref.: CLT/WHC/ARB/303/21/28 Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to thank you for your letter of 19 May 2021, in which you have shared your concerns about…

8Jun
In Iraq’s Iconic Marshlands, a Quest for Endangered Otters

This article was originally published by Associated Press on 28 May 2021. The original can be found here. By Samya Kullab CHIBAYISH, Iraq — “Don’t move a muscle.”…

2Jun
Iraq Faces Harsh Summer of Water Shortages as Turkey and Iran Continue Dam Projects

This article was originally published by The National on 25 May 2021. The original can be found here. By Sinan Mahmoud and Robert Tollast Millions of Iraqis face an intolerably…

20May
Letter From Save the Tigris to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on Ashur, the Ahwar, and Makhoul Dam: Civil Society Concerns and Requests

The Government of Iraq has reinitiated work to expand Makhoul Dam which threatens the Ashur and Ahwar World Heritage Properties and over one hundred cultural and archaeological sites…

5May
How Iraq’s Race for Water Security Impacts Cultural Heritage and Environment

By Harry Istepanian and Noam Raydan Iraq Energy, 5 May 2021 Iraq is pressing ahead with a controversial dam project that threatens to flood the remains of the…

4May
Letter From Save the Tigris to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on Fourth State of Conservation Report by the State Party of Iraq on the Ahwar: Civil Society Concerns and Requests

In 2016, the Iraqi Marshes were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Ahwar. Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee reviews reports on…

13Mar
Water Shortage Crisis Escalating Between Turkey, Iraq and Syria

By Ercan Ayboğa, Mesopotamian Ecology Movement “The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, originating in Turkey and flowing downstream over the borders of Syria and Iraq have become a major…

5Mar
Water Transfer Projects Threaten the Lesser Zab!

Statement by Save the Tigris, 5 March 2021 Save the Tigris Campaign is a coalition of civil society organisations from nine countries concerned with water justice in the…

17Feb
Party to Paris Accord, Can Iraq Stop Climate Change Turning Fields to Deserts?

By Hannah Lynch, Rudaw, 16 February 2021 Kalar, Kurdistan Region of Iraq — Driving south through Sulaimani province, the snow-capped Zagros Mountains recede in the rear view mirror…