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Mesopotamian Marshlands, The

Demise of an Ecosystem

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: January 2002
  • Page count: 56
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.III.D.47

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Dams and drainage schemes have transformed one of the finest wetlands, the Mesopotamian marshlands, into salt-encrusted desert. This study prepared by the United Nations Environmental Programme, demonstrates humanity's devastating impact on the environment. It examines the causes leading to the collapse of Mesopotamian marshlands and presents recommendations that could be taken into account to arrest the environmental degradation and rehabilitate the ecosystem.