The Tigris River Flotilla

To raise awareness about the Tigris River in Iraq and its possible threats, the Tigris River Flotilla project has been initiated. This is a boat trip along River Tigris starting in Turkey and going downstream through Iraq to the Mesopotamian marshlands using traditional boats (Tarada, Quffa and Kalak) as well as modern vessels. This is a multi partner project involving people from various nature conservancy organizations (Nature Iraq Foundation, Nature Iraq, RiverWatchProject etc.). For further information, please have a look at the project website. It is really stimulating to see that people all over the world are concerned about their rivers and I think this is another really outstanding and fascinating project. I think the motivation of the people and for that very project is well explained in the project promotion video:

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