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.

January 7, 2021

“I was employed at the Forest Police Department in Qaradagh in 2003. I loved my job because I love the nature. Our area was populated with Chukar and Francolins, I was arresting anyone who hunted them so I wouldn’t allow that beautiful nature to be ruined. Unfortunately, I have gotten into a lot of trouble with people in power because the hunters were usually their relatives. So, I had to quit my job and I now just keep animals. I still love the nature, and anyone who tries to ruin it I will do what’s in my power to stop them, and if I can’t do anything, I will call the police. I have never let any relative of mine to hunt around here. Too bad everyone now lives in the city and the villages have become empty, people think that you can only make a living in the city. If you can keep 10 animals, it will be enough to live your life. Despite of that, keeping animals and farming will help the economic infrastructure of our country”.