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Hasankeyf Selected by Europa Nostra for 7 Most Endangered Program
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Hasankeyf Selected by Europa Nostra for 7 Most Endangered Program

Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, 16 March 2016 The historic town of Hasankeyf, located on the Upper Tigris River in southeastern Turkey, has been selected as one of Europe’s “7 Most Endangered” heritage sites for 2016. The announcement, which noted that Hasankeyf is one of Europe’s most important archaeological sites, was made today in Venice...

UN Delegation Visits Dhi Qar Province to Assess A Possible Inclusion of the Marshes’ in the World Heritage List
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UN Delegation Visits Dhi Qar Province to Assess A Possible Inclusion of the Marshes’ in the World Heritage List

Shafaq News The administration of Dhi Qar province said on Thursday that a delegation from the United Nations experts visited the province in order to assess a possible inclusion of the Marshes in the World Heritage List. According to the governor of Dhi Qar “a delegation of international experts is visiting the province in order...

Environmental and Governmental Organizations Demanding  the Revitalization of the Marshlands
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Environmental and Governmental Organizations Demanding the Revitalization of the Marshlands

 Al-Mada Press, Dhi Qar Environmental and governmental organizations warned on Thursday of the deteriorating environmental situation in the Iraqi Marshes, as a result of the lack of water release upstream. Causes of the current drought in the Marshes were attributed to “the poor management of water resources in the basins= of the Tigris and Euphrates...

The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia: Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!
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The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia: Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!

Press Release: Open Letter on the submission of the Central Marshes to the World Heritage Committee To:  The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, and through him to all relevant government representatives and members of the Iraqi Parliament, The Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Osama Nejaifi, and through...