Saabs – Bahrain’s ancient irrigation channels

2 Feb, '11

We have one old water overflow channel on the side of one of the palm groves near our home and our dog Phoebe and us get great pleasure walking by it and watching the little wildlife that manage to survive there. Guppies abound, and I’ve seen some village children have hunting for frogs and terrapins. Sadly, these ancient channels and their supported wildlife are fast disappearing. In fact, they have all but become extinct.

Is this a price worth paying for “progress”?

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