The status of marshes in Basra and its future
Volume 8, Issue 29, Pages 1-26
AbstractIn northern sector of Basra, there are group of marshes. Some of them are permanent, and other are seasonal. The permanent marshes are called( Al-hmaar)( Al-hwaiza) and( Al-girna). These marshes play a great role in Basra economy which they are rich with plants, animals, and aquatic birds and fish, as well as the oil deposits. in spite of that, these marshes have been suffered from a major environmental catastrophe, represented by the process of drying that led to the destruction of the marshes ecosystem. Therefore, the objective of the research is to study the Basra marshes to show their reality, economic and environmental importance and the relative problems. Finally finding an appropriate strategy for the advancement of that painful status of marshes.
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