Aral Sea-Example of restoration
- It is located in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
- The two rivers that flow into the Aral Sea are the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya.
- It has been drying up because the Soviet Union used it for irrigation under the Soviet Union Irrigation Project.
- It was always salt water however there has been an increase in salinity.
- In 2007, it was 10% of it's original size and it was splitting into three separate lakes of which only one is suitable for fishing.
- The water is heavily polluted because of weapon testing, industrial projects, pesticides and fertiliser run-off.
- There are problems with wind blown salt because of the dried up seabed. This has lead to some public health problems because of salt and dust laden air.
- Goats are now being grazed on land that was previously covered by the sea.