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Nigeria's wetlands - talking their way out of trouble

Cutting the grass
  • 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

Cutting the grass

In the long term, the Typha invasion can only be solved by changing the water management practices upstream, and re-creating the natural cycle that controls the weed by drowning it and drying it to the root. In the short term, communities are being mobilized to cut back the grass.



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