Recovery of the southern Iraqi marshes

Normblog carries a report on how native species have returned to reflooded marshes devastated by Hussein regime. The marshes were devastated in the 1980s and 1990s by the Hussein regimes campaign to ditch, dike, drain, and burn them. Unable to pursue their traditional means of livelihood–fishing, herding water buffalo, and hunting–tens of thousands of Marsh Arabs fled to southern Iran.