Iraq’s first-ever field guide for bird watchers

While much has been featured about all the difficulties in Iraq, one of the few positives now being reported on surrounds the improving conditions of that nation’s wildlife. Indeed, despite the violence plaguing the country, Iraq is publishing its first-ever field guide for bird watchers chronicling some 387 species found mostly where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers flow into the sea. According to the Planet Ark website, this book shows how the rebirth of Iraq’s marsh habitats, which were 90 percent drained under Saddam, have been 40 percent re-flooded. And for a nation which has lost so much of its wildlife over the past 20 years, this book brings some positive news to chirp about!

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