Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.
Humans of Kurdistan - North 05

August 2, 2020

“I am the shepherd in this village, I do all that I am capable of. With the start of spring, the storks migrate to our village and set up their nests and stay till the summer. They build the nests in higher places, that is why they aim for the electrical towers, which can be dangerous.
It has been almost 23 years since I started building stone-walls. When I first built a couple of stone-walls, I realized that some of the storks built nests on it. So I have been building the stone-walls for them ever since. I have built more than 20 stone-walls around our village. After I built them, the number of storks increased. Their numbers increase every year when they return to the village. I have taught my children how to build stone-walls, so that they can continue doing this after I am gone”.