Mini-study: Conflict and nature in Iraqi Kurdistan

On Tuesday this week it was the United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (November 6th). Throughout the day, various organizations and people shared articles about how conflict affects the environment and how we need to prevent further exploitation of the environment due to conflict. Along with 58 civil society organisations and…

“We can’t stop here, this is melon country”

I check the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO) website regularly in hope of finding some new statistics that might be relevant for my research. Usually I don’t find anything interesting or useful, but yesterday I struck gold! It might have been there before, but yesterday was the day that I took interest in “Summer Planted Area Report…