His Excellency the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, praised the efforts of Ministry of Water Resources and its diligent efforts to prevent the danger of floods and reduce the damage caused by it.
Fifty billion migratory birds each year travel thousands of kilometers, stopping along the way at wetlands, which they use as “refueling stations”; these sites provide them with food, water and a place to rest.
The linked network of healthy wetlands across the world is critical in supporting the natural movements of migratory birds and other migratory species.
Migrating birds, which transcend national borders and connect our world, remind us of our own connection to the planet, the environment and each other. One of the lessons that we are learning from the recent pandemic is that human, animal and plant health are intricately connected and inter-dependent.
With a million species facing the risk of extinction connectivity of habitats has become a central topic for biodiversity. The most recent Global Biodiversity Outlook confirms that human pressure on wetlands is increasing worldwide. Today wetlands are disappearing faster than any other ecosystem.
The Minister of Water Resources, Dr. Jamal Al-Adly, the international team headed by Mrs. Meridel Rubinstein and the presence of His Excellency the Iraqi Ambassador in the Netherlands Mr. Hisham Al-Alawi to see the stages of the implementation of the environmental park project in his chosen location in the Chabayish district in Dhi Qar marshes.
The Minister of Water Resources Dr. Jamal Al-Adly, Headed the 12th meeting of the National Marshlands Management Committee as a World Heritage Property in the presence of members of the relevant ministries and civil society organizations.