Desert cleaning activity
Usually once a week (in good weather), I go to the desert, spend some hours (desert ecotherapy), collect some plastic rubbish, and through in the nearby waste bins. I collect them in plastic bags and share the photographs on my social media to give 2 lessons;
- Do not trash in the desert, except in the waste bin
- Collect some waste back from the desert whenever you visit the desert. Plastic Pollution is a Killer for Camels in the Desert
Plastic is a camel killer
I love nature at large, especially love the desert ecosystem and the camels. I can’t see the plastic kills the incredible camels and other types of biodiversity. You can see the beautiful flora diversity of the desert in Alain, UAE in the tweet link. Please follow me on Twitter.
The plastic waste makes its way to the camel’s gut and kills the poor animal. I have found many carcasses/structures, with plenty of plastic in their gut. Camel died of Pica, eating all types of rubbishy
The plastic problem is a very serious issue
This is a very serious camel welfare issue. How we can help in such circumstances? The vets should thoroughly analyze the case, not put camels on antibiotics and painkillers but should know the reason for sickness. Progressive emaciation and on-and-off eating are very clear signs of gut blockage or hardware problems. To save the life of the camels, flora, and other creatures, I do desert cleaning activities 2 or 3 times a month. Here is the link to my youtube video of cleaning dessert from the bottles. https://youtu.be/CrJLWsbUDUc
Also, we as kind human beings should take care of the desert’s health by not throwing plastic and other waste. When you go on a desert trip, please at least bring the waste you produced over there. It will be very appreciative if you collect some extra waste and put it in the nearby waste bin.
The collection of plastic waste from the beautiful desert
As discussed before, plastic trashing is one of the most important environmental issues, especially in deserts (as the desert is my main interest). It is a killer practice for the very precious flora and fauna of the desert. I appeal to you all to please not trash plastic in the desert and whenever you visit the desert, collect some additional plastic waste and dump it into the waste bin.
Here are some images of my desert-cleaning activity