Iraq's marshes rich, pollution-free

Photo feature by Alaa Al-Huwaijel

BAGHDAD, March 18 (KUNA) — Venturing into the marshlands in southern Iraq is a sensational and unique adventure due to the wetlands’ richness in natural resources and historical relics dating back to 5,000 years ago.
The Iraqi marsh Arabs, the vast region’s natives, have largely continued to live like their ancestors, making their dwellings and huts rom bamboo and papyrus, roaming the water swamped regions aboard wooden boats, surviving on fishing, hunting and cattle raising.
Dubbed as the paradise, the 15,000-sq-km region has survived modern civilization and its pollution. (end) ahh.rk