The Iraqi marshes boasts an unbelievably diverse cultural and bio system, yet it never received the attention and care it deserves over the years. In 2015 Professor Ali Al Lami and his team were able to convince the world heritage committee to enlist Iraqi marshes as a world heritage sight in a first step to an important project that can preserve one of world's most important ecological sights.
Professor Ali Al Lami is a chief scientist in Ecology and an environmental expert and consultant both locally and internationally; he headed the national committee responsible for enlisting the Iraqi marshes as a UNISCO world heritage sight in 2015 and is focusing on raising awareness to the importance of these ecological areas.
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