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Who protects Ahwaz marshes?


Ahmed Rahma al-Abbasi

The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which held its meetings on 17 July 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey, with 192 members, adopted a resolution to include the “marshes of Iraq” in the World Heritage List.
While no one cares about the “marshes of the Ahwaz region,” which lie alongside the marshes of Iraq and form the common border between Ahwaz and Iraq it is an extension of the marshes and is equally important and has the same specifications in terms of the unique ecosystem, the presence of bird species and an important stop for migratory birds in the winter from the cold regions of Europe and Siberia to Africa.

The regime of the so-called Islamic Republic of Iran, since its seizure of power, has been sabotaging and destroying the environment in Al-Ahwaz, on top of which is the environment of the Al-Ahwaz marshes, where the “Great Hor” and “Al-Hawiza Marshes” in Al-Ahwaz were the scene of combat operations during the eight years of war between Iran and Iraq. Which caused great damage in the aforementioned marshes.

After the end of the war, the regime did not pay any attention to these marshes, which constitute reserves for many natural plants and wild and marine animals such as buffaloes and fish. Rather, it turned them at first into barren lands with no water, then into fields for oil exploration, and prevented their original inhabitants from farmers and livestock breeders. Of the Ahwazi Arabs who were displaced during the war from returning to their homes, and those who returned to the marshes face difficulty in their daily lives, which depend on the abundance of water.


There is no doubt that the Iranian regime does not want to include the Ahwaz Marshes on the World Heritage List, as Iraq did, because this matter bears the responsibility of preserving them and keeping them from extinction, as the regime prefers to destroy this natural environment in the hope of oil exploration and to satisfy its greed in plundering the greatest amount of wealth Ahwazi Arab people.

The Iranian regime has diverted the water sources of the rivers that flow into these marshes, such as the Karun and Karkheh rivers in Al-Ahwaz, and has stolen and transported its water to Iranian regions in central Iran, which destroyed the environment not only in the marshes, but even in the cities of Al-Ahwaz, which causes From time to time, the sky of Al-Ahwaz cities turns yellow, disrupting life there, and people rushing to hospitals to receive treatment for shortness of breath.


And since the United Nations views the responsibility of preserving such human heritage as a joint responsibility that requires international cooperation, and from here we call on the United Nations to fulfill its responsibilities with regard to the Ahwaz marshes and preserve them, and urge the Iranian regime to stop its destructive policies of the environment in the Ahwaz marshes. Request by the Iranian government to UNESCO to include the Ahwaz Marshes in the World Heritage List.

And this is what the Iranian regime will not do, because when they target water, in fact, they target life, because without water there is no life; . (….and from water every living thing;…)..and this is their goal so that there is no life in this region and people migrate to other regions, because all the lands of Ahwaz lie above a sea of oil and they need oil and they do not need people.

95% of the problems of the Al-Ahwaz region are not caused by a lack of capabilities or even not by mismanagement, but rather by the deliberate negligence and malice of the regime.

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