Narmin Othman, the Iraqi environment minister, has expressed delight at the prospect of the marshlands
becoming a World Heritage Site.
The most important defining feature of La Grande Briere was the swampland that covered almost 8,000 of its 20,000 hectares, greatly restricting the land available for settlement and cultivation.(7) In fact, the French government had granted the seventeen Briere communes title to La Grande Briere in 1461 in part because the region was considered without value.(8) Boats and waterways dominated life in the marshland
for many of the marshland
's seventeen communes, and almost year-round isolation, complete during the winter months when flooding cut off access to nearby villages, forced Briere families to produce most of their own food and fuel and to engage in a variety of economic pursuits.
However it can be difficult to manually cut the grass on marshland
, so this is a fantastic natural way of doing it."
Drifting oil has closed beaches and is now washing up in sensitive marshland
The business park, which has been built on low-grade marshland
, is the site for supermarket chain Aldi's pounds 30m regional headquarters and distribution centre.
The group had been moving around the marshland
, using wooden motorized boats, and relying on farmers and fishermen's forced taxation in the guise of 'zakat,' an annual obligatory contribution of Muslims under Islamic laws, to be used for charitable and religious purposes.
He crossed some marshland
, somersaulted and sadly collided with the spectator."
"The UNEP Marshland
management project, which commenced in 2004 with funding from the UN Iraq Trust Fund, the Government of Japan and the Government of Italy, has been working with the Iraqi environment ministry and local communities to accelerate improvements," the statement noted.
Farmers behind plans to develop the wind farm at Marshland
St James in Norfolk said they were horrified after a 279ft anemometer being used to evaluate wind strength was felled when a 0.75in steel supporting rope was cut.
Big Waters covers an area of almost 50 hectares, which includes a lake, stream, ponds, marshland
, grassland and woodland and is popular for fishing, bird watching and nature studies.
Phillip Jones, 66, was found dead on Friday, July 23, on marshland
where he lived.
At Wyken Slough in northern Coventry, near the M6, a team will carry out maintenance on the urban marshland
that has developed as a result of mining subsidence.