News Iraq

 Persian Leopard © Vasiliy Koval

De Kalashnikovs a leopardos: conservación en la...

Tue, 06/06/2017
La familia de Hana huyó a las montañas de Kurdistán para escapar de un régimen brutal. Como adulta, regresó para crear un refugio seguro para un leopardo amenazado. Esta es su impresionante historia.
 Persian Leopard © Vasiliy Koval

From Kalashnikovs to leopards: conservation in...

Tue, 06/06/2017
Hana’s family fled to the mountains of Kurdistan to escape a brutal regime. As an adult, she returned to create a safe haven for a threatened leopard. This is her story.
 Un pêcheur rame à travers les marais de l'Irak © Nature Iraq

Le miracle des marécages iraquiens

Fri, 07/04/2017
Azzam Alwash est un héros qui a laissé derrière lui le luxe d’une vie aux USA, pour revenir dans son pays natal, l’Iraq. Avec pour mission : redonner à ces mythiques zones humides, leurs lettres de noblesse.
Un pescador remando por las marismas de Irak © Nature Iraq

Conservación en tiempos de guerra

Tue, 04/04/2017
Entrevistamos a Azzam Alwash, el hombre que dejó una vida de lujos en los EE.UU. para regresar a su Irak natal y restaurar los humedales del país a su antiguo esplendor.
A fisherman in the central marshlands of Iraq © Nature Iraq

The miracle of the Iraqi marshlands

Tue, 28/03/2017
Meet Azzam Alwash, the man who left a life of luxuries behind in the US to return to his native Iraq to restore his country’s historically significant wetlands.
Juvenile White-crowned Wheatear, southern Iraq by: Laith Al-Obeidi

First breeding records of warblers, wheatear in...

Tue, 13/12/2016
In recent years, Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner) has recorded two breeding firsts in the country.

World species are waiting for a serious...

Sun, 20/11/2016
For the Middle East, discussing adaptation needs and making it binding is crucial. All world species are waiting for a serious implementation of the climate deal.
Iraqi Marshes - Photo credit: Laith Ali Al-Obeidi

Jellyfish species sighted for first time in Iraq

Tue, 15/11/2016

Life continues to return to Iraq’s historic marshlands – and in some cases, species tha

Iraqi students being trained at Peramagroon (Image: Richard Porter)

Darwin project puts Iraq's wildlife on the...

Fri, 05/02/2016
A three-year project in Iraq has significantly contributed to knowledge of the country's flora and fauna – including five previously unknown plant species – as well as improving the prospects for future conservation efforts in the country.

International partnership aids wildlife...

Thu, 19/02/2015
BirdLife's Iraqi Partner has been leading a wildlife study and education programme in Iraqi Kurdistan

BirdLife World Congress honours work of seven...

Sun, 23/06/2013
BirdLife has used its Partnership Awards to recognise the exceptional contributions of an unprecedented seven Partner organisations.

Nature Iraq's Festival in the Marshes

Mon, 03/06/2013
Richard Porter, BirdLife's Middle East adviser, had the privilege of attending Nature Iraq's spring festival and his personal account was broadcast on BBC's From Our Own Correspondent and in their news magazine.

Iraqi conservationist wins the Goldman...

Wed, 17/04/2013
The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced the six recipients of the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize, a group of fearless leaders working against all odds to protect the environment and their communities. Amongst this year’s winners is Azzam Alwash, CEO of Nature Iraq, BirdLife’s Partner in the country.

Bird boxes Iraqi-style

Wed, 27/03/2013
An exciting project in Iraq is developing the next generation of young conservationists and also helping birds.
The new land will link up two existing reserves (Richard Osbourne)

Nature Iraq helps UK wildlife

Tue, 18/09/2012
Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), the leading wildlife conservation NGO in Iraq, is very pleased to make a donation of $1000 to Norfolk Wildlife Trust's appeal to purchase 58 ha of land next to Cley Marshes, Norfolk, England.

Nature Iraq's work highlighted in TED...

Thu, 12/07/2012
Azzam Alwash, Founder and President of Nature Iraq, gave a presentation at the recent TED Worldwide Talent Search on protecting Iraq's natural environment and cultural heritage. Enjoy his wonderful presentation here.

First international gathering of Middle East NGOs...

Mon, 21/05/2012
The first ever gathering of international civil society organisations for nature in post-Saddam Iraq has taken place in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan, hosted by BirdLife Partner Nature Iraq.