kira walker

Independent journalist & photographer covering stories about environmental change, biocultural diversity & food across the Mediterranean & West Asia

Iraq’s maritime heritage finds a haven in the classroom | Al-Fanar Media

With ancient boatbuilding crafts nearly extinct, scholars and researchers aim to bring knowledge of Iraq’s maritime heritage to a new

When planting trees does more harm than good | DW

Creating new forests has been heralded as an effective way of tackling the climate crisis. Yet when it comes to

Gender studies center in Iraqi Kurdistan challenges traditional ideas | Al-Fanar Media

In a region where gender studies programs are rare, a new center at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, is