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Nigeria's wetlands - talking their way out of trouble

Disappearing grazing
  • Sun dried in the wetlands
  • Dam good idea?
  • Disappearing grazing
  • Only one river to cross
  • In hot water
  • Cutting the grass
  • Clearer channels of communication
  • Securing the future
  • The road ahead

Disappearing grazing

However, damming the river has disturbed the annual pattern of flood and drought in the wetlands. This has led to an explosion of an aquatic weed - Typha grass. As a result, grazing lands used by nomadic pastoralists are being lost.



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