Camel & Sustainable Camel Farming

We celebrate world camel day each year on 22nd June to highlight the importance of incredible camel and aware/educate the masses about the role of the camel in food security, climate change adaptation, culture and ecosystem management. Each year, this day is being celebrated in many parts of the world and the interest is increasing with the passing of each camel day.

Camels eating paper cartons near a rubbish dumping area

I explore the desert once a week since many years. I collect some rubbish from the desert each week and throw it in the nearby facility of waste bins. Roughly, I collect and properly dispose some 500 kg rubbish each year. We must show sympathy and sensitivity to the nature at large and the poor camels specifically. In a study in UAE, (2008-2020) 30,000 camels analyzed in the field or in a laboratory by staff from Dubai’s Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, about 300 died because of polybezoars – lumps of indigestible material made of plastic. For details you can click the link of the National news paper.

Tribulus Plant

Please read the post with open mind and take part in the debate with knowledge, wisdom, and respect. What do you think about the role of camel urine in treating certain complex ailments like cancer? There is a hot debate, you can take part and share your valuable opinion.

Dr. Maria Chilka with camel

الجمل هدية من الطبيعة، وهب لمن يعانون من الجفاف على كوكب الأرض.و مع ظهور تغيرات المناخ الطبيعي منذ آلاف السنين, قرر البشر …

Swimming camels of coastal region in Pakistan

When we think about the camels, the next thing come in our mind is always the desert but here, I will tell you a strange story. The story of camel camel's breed that swim in the sea and reach the mangroves for food

Author with a beautiful KHAWARAH Naqa in Derbat Salalah Oman.

Synonyms: Khawarah and Dhofari camel breed Habitat of the Breed – Land of Frankense is the Land of Khawarah The Khawar or …

camel milk yogurt

Recently, yogurt could not be made from CaM unless the dromedary milk samples were fortified with combinations of cow’s milk constituents (micellar casein, whey protein, and sodium caseinate) in the presence of microbial transglutaminase. Others added commercial chymosin along with gelatin, starch, and skim milk powder. However, the final product deviated from standards of identity for yogurt traditionally made by acidification (no cheese coagulant) by selected lactic acid bacterial starters.  Instead, the resulted CaM fermented product could be best described as a yogurt-like one.

Caleaning camel farm with the beach cleaning machine

Our camels’ houses are as clean as the desert to provide a comfortable environment for the milking camels and harvest quality milk. …

milking a camel

Camel as a family dairy companion I have been advocating the camel as a family dairy companion. I have authored this terminology, …

Beautiful Bakra

I use the original terminology (the terms of the original habitat of camels) for the unique creature, the camel. This is farm-raised …

camel kidney is special

Long term tolerance to the lack of water while remaining active and is specific to camels. Camels, however, also rapidly replace lost water, often drinking as much as 200 liters in minutes. Goats and dogs also belong to the group of mammals that rapidly replace lost water; how- ever, the water is not absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream .The camel does appear to have rapid absorption of water into the blood. 

The desert creature camels have unique physiology

In the mysterious camels, the temperature of the exhaled air is dropped and the heat energy and water are reabsorbed in the nose. While exhaling the camels dehumidify the air with the help of specialized hair in the nose as the nasal opening is very narrow and hairy, remains wet all the time. This way the airy, narrow and wet nasal opening reabsorb the moisture and energy both and return to the body. This phenomenon is one of the other most important phenomena of the camels' unique strategy to conserve water in the arid conditions of its habitat.

Camel milk ATM in Nairobi

The camel milk is attracting many new consumers in different corners of the world as well as in its original habitats. The Horn of Africa is taking a leading role in the camel milk consumption and business. I hereby sharing the breaking news regarding the establishment of the vending machine of camel milk in Nairobi.

Browsed heavily by camels but very healthy and shiny

Some botanical basic facts about the Tetraena qatarensis synonym Zygophyllum qatarense with common name as Harm, Hadidi and Tulin. Found in Arabia, Persia and the ME.

With a camel paint of the ancient Al Ula

Here you can see some very important pictures of the conference on camel- first king Abdulaziz camel conference in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

A camelait gift to Dr. Ali Doseri

Camelait camel milk powder of Alain Farms in Abu Dhabi is the gift of choice for your friends

Author in Traditional Arab Abaya, gifted at the occasion of the conference

The camel farmers/beduins need support as they are facing climate change catastrophe, revegetation of the deserts with the help of new technologies can provide feeding opportunities to the camels in future, the native flora revegetation will work as two prong solution - food for livestock and provision shelter to the wildlife

Researcher Dr. Raziq Kakar with the camel manure compost

We have promising results with the camel manure compost. We need to go into further investigations and details. We really need institutional, technical, and other types of collaboration to proceed with this precious work.

Shah Hussain Horticulturis

Camel manure is a worthwhile farm agent but considered as low grade farmyard manure. Here, in our camel farm with collaboration of Horticulturis friend Shah Hussain, we have conducted trials to decompose camel manure balls (CMB) and produce a good quality compost. Here we have very good, promising and appealing results as we have harvested a good quality rotten manure.

Camel is unique and still very poorly understood

Sometimes we think the camel is thin and the othertimes we think it is obessed. We need more to understand the real body condition scoring of the camels.

Camels browsing on Zygophyllum qatarense

Thee is always a symbiotic relationship between camels and desert flora is incredible.

The dreaming camel

The Dreaming Camel

camel is a calm, lovely and dream animal. We love the camel and the camel loves us.

The camel is dreaming for a happy and calm world

Camel is a dreamer. They think very deep and they yawn very long, they are intelligent and they are lovely.

A wood hollowed by the termites in the desert

Evolution trained termites to survive on flora waste The unique creature (termites) learned in the long period of evolution – how to …

The termites encircle their manure around the camel poo ball, maintaining humidity inside and eating it in the centre

Though very small and soft in size and texture respectively, the termites are the strongest creature in the world. They can digest the hardest and toughiest objects like wood and the CMB in the desert.

A little Zebra decided to stay with camels after the mother died. She is quite happy with the camels.

Kohi mean mountainous - Kohi camel of Suleiman mountains of Balochistan

Camel Milk is Promising Health Agent The camel milk (CaM) had been using by camel pastoralists since unknown times. Based on my …

The Cameldome – Vast and Wide Balochistan Camel Genetic Resource (CGR) is still very important player in the rural economy of Balochistan. …

Each nomadic or camel community have their own taste and methodology. Some give smokey while the others give oily taste. The smoke of juniper leaves gives a special aroma to the Shubat. Some rub the fat tail of sheep with the inside of the container for shubat. Some women add risen, dried apricot, and other locally available fruits, etc. The shubat has a very strong sour taste and long-fermented one has an acidic taste.

Camel milk is very valuable natural pharmacy. It is treasured with unique molecules in magical compositions. Collectively camel milk works as functional food and heals many complication found in our health system because of our food and climate change.

Camel sciences are knowing a recent interest for 3 main reasons The camel is a fantastic biological model for biologists working on …

By B. Faye A camel story by Dr. Bernard Faye from France. Dr. Faye is a very experienced and knowledgeable person in …

The Author Love the Camel

Domestication of Old World Camels The Arabian camel has domesticated 3 to 5 thousands year before and the main driver for domestication …

A camel story from India sent by a small scaled camel milk company Camels ‘the Ship of the Desert’ are a gift …

In connection with the camel stories from all over the world at the occasion of world camel day A Beautiful Camel Story …

In connection with the camel stories from all over the world at the occasion of world camel day Here is the message …

Camel Story from North America at the Eve of World Camel Day History Fifteen to twenty importations of camels were made from …

Since the foundation of world camel day (WDC) by the author in 2008, each year this day is being celebrated in different corners of …

Camel Day 22 June

Dear Camel Friends, Good day, I hope this email finds you well.Please I need your attention regarding the subject cited above. We …

How camel milk as a superfood is effective on cardiovascular diseases? Note: Camel milk is not a treatment Special probiotic bacteria of …

The camels extract more water from the urine, camels' urine becomes a very thick and gel-like solution. When they urinate, the sticky urine adheres with the skin and shows blackish paint. Do you have enough knowledge about the amazing camels? Therefore, in Quraan, it is said 'DO THEY NOT LOOK AT THE CAMELS, HOW STRANGE THEY ARE CREATED?'

I have written a lot about the camels during last 20 years. Mainly, I have compiled my own observation and research about …

Word Naqa is used for the lactating mother. Gabbra camel of North Kenya, the lucky and beautiful camel. The picture credit goes …

Compressing camel manure

A dairy camel weighing 600 kg produces 15-17 kg dry manure daily. The racing and other camels produce half of that quantity. In a 1000 camels’ dairy, per day manure production is about 16,000 kg. All this asset is going to waste.

The camel terminology is mainly derived from a cow/cattle production system in English, which is a wrong approach. I’m giving you a food for thought to …

Mr. Tumal from Oronto of Gabbara Pastoralists A colleague of our camel advocacy group “Tumal from Oronto of Gabbara Pastoralists” told that; …

Vitamin C and anti-oxidant peptides that are produced from the digestion of camel milk proteins also protect the skin from free radicals which causes some skin problems such as wrinkles and dryness. The application of crème containing 40% raw camel milk showed very good results in psoriasis patients.

Are you agreeing that the pastoralism is the future if we really wish to have healthy and sustainable food without harming our …

Are you agreeing that the pastoralism is the future if we really wish to have healthy and sustainable food without harming our …

A recent study (scientific trials on a valuable number of people) conducted in the US by a famous health practitioner (unpublished data) revealed that camel milk is the most efficient biological flusher to rinse the body inside from the toxins. Dr. Millie Hinkle has especially emphasized the toxins people take as drugs and addictions. I present you her email (name confidential) for your kind information and as breaking news.

Camel4life is an international advocacy forum, advocating camel as a food security agent in climate change scenario.

A heart touching Nomads' family story, returning from the city back to the hills.

I shall share with you the photostory of a dead camel in the desert years before. It is a case study for camel practitioners and farmers. It will tell you how the plastic converts into bodies like stones and block the chyme movement in the gut.

Camel milk is proving its worth as natural health pharmacy. The very stressfull and complicated conditions like that of Autism can be eased with the camel milk.

milking camel in Africa

The traditional methodology using old camel milk for the preservation of fresh camel milk is always very effective. This traditional methodology is now proved by the sophisticated scientific study.

camel shot dead in Australia

Please help and support our cause to save the camels in Australia from mass shooting.

Chal, a fermented camel milk

Turkmen! A Traditional Nomadic Community of Central Asia Turkmen is a native community of central Asia, predominantly live in Turkmenistan but a …

Gobi is a heaven on the earth. The Gobi desert is stretched from Mongolia to Chinese Mongolia. The desert is home to the very beautiful Bactrian camel. In the link provided, you can see very fascinating pictures from the Gobi desert. The author visited the Bactrian camel of the region and made this report.

A loyal camel walked more than a 100 kilometers to reach back to previous owner. See how intelligent the camel is? A story from the Inner Mongolia. A worth to read story. The camel sacrified her health and faced a lot of troubles while walking in lonliness and desert. All the body was injured and the camel became so weak. The Bactrian camel consumed her 2 humps during walking.

Camels are beautiful and very much resemble to their habitat like other animals. The golden red sand of the Alain gives a …

Camel Milk

Traditionally, camel milk had been using for the cure of complex ailments in the long periods of the history. Now, the different scientific studies are being conducted and many are underway to explore the magic powers of camel milk and to find the molecules in camel milk which materializing the healing of different diseases.

The likeness level for camel milk is increasing and the people from non-traditional camel backgrounds are admiring camel milk as a supper dairy product and a natural pharmacy. This trend is going up and gives a very clear prediction of high demands for the camel milk in the near future.

Happy world camel day from Japan A letter from Yosuke Fuchiwaki (Tokyo JAPAN) Hello, I am Japanese lover camel. We operate a …

The healthy effects of camel milk are attracting increasing attention from the consumers and the food industry. This is a very interesting new trend and requires some more research to optimize and develop consumer-acceptable functional products for commercialization.

In 2009, the author conceptualized the idea of a world camel day (WCD) to aware the people about the importance of camel as a food security agent in climate change scenario. From 2009 to 2012 WCD was celebrated in the province of Balochistan (the important habitat of camel, 50% share of the Pakistan's 1 million population of camels). Slowly and gradually, we earned the support at country as well as global level.

WCPF urgently needs funds for the establishment of a second wild camel breeding centre as the breeding centre at Zakhyn Us in Mongolia has reached its capacity of 30 wild camels. It was started in 2004 with just eight wild camels and now has 35 even though 8 have been released into their natural habitat. In addition, 5 new wild camel calves were born this year and all are thriving.

The author is taking fresh camel milk

Camel milk is an amazing functional food and white gold of the desert. Camel milk is truly appreciated as the natural pharmacy. Why I was facing total health collapse with severe rheumatoid arthritis, the doctors put me on antibiotics and high doses of steroids and painkillers but no success. An elder wiseman advised me of taking fresh camel milk to clean my body from toxins. I did the same, my body was washed from chemicals and within a month I recovered. My status change from bed to a mountain climber. Camel milk is amazing.

Camel milk is making its space among the dairy products in general and especially as a super and functional food. This World Milk Day, for the first time, a global coalition of camel milk consumers, experts, and dairy producers from 35 countries will raise a virtual glass for camel milk.

For all these climate friendly, natural and immune-boosting reasons, please raise a virtual or real glass of camel milk to celebrate this World Milk Day!

"The camel saved humans for generations in the desert. In arid areas and hot weather over 45C, we see cows suffer as they need 8-10 times more water than camels to produce 1 liter of milk,” said Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar, a UAE based camel dairy specialist from Pakistan and Camels4All blogger

A mom managed her kid’s gut problem with the camel milk As an organizer of the camel milk advocay international group, CAMEL4LIFE, …

The Hump is actually a gift of nature to the camels to adapt and survive in the hardiest and challenging ecosystems. The humps provide energy and water when there is no vegetation for food. As the Bactrian camels live in the ecosystem which has prolonged dry and prolonged cold weathers, they need double treasure of fats to cope such challenging weathers.

Fermented camel milk is more rich with lactobacillus bacteria which ensures high lactic acid, providing better environment in the gut for digestibility and intake of the nutrients.

Having been in the camel's world of research and development, I have been advocating the camel as the animal of choice in the challenging environments as a model animal. The camel (Arabian and Bactrian) milk is also rich with super and unique nutrients, some act as ant-infectious and immune boosters. Camel milk makes immune system stronger as it contains series of protective proteins such as lysozyme, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, immunoglobulin G, and immunoglobulin A.http://camel4all.blog/2020/04/22/a-book-on-camels-wins-nautilus-award/. I hereby suggest clinical trials for the camel milk as an agent of antibodies against the viral infections in particular with the COVID-19. Camel milk have already been studied as support in the diabetes management.

Camel milk makes immune system stronger as it contains series of protective proteins such as lysozyme, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, immunoglobulin G, and immunoglobulin A.

The Afghan cameleers (majority Afghan but all the other cameleers) play a vital role in the early development of the Australia. Those who are interested to read further in the details, can read the book (picture 1), Australian Muslim Cameleers, which provides details about the history and role of those great cameleers.

The awareness and sensitivity are increasing about the different food items among the people. The people are turning from junk to the real and natural food. The camel milk (CaM) is one of the important natural foods, enriched with super molecules, making it a food of choice for food sensitive people. CaM has unique properties, revitalizing our bodies and making us stronger and resilient against the stress and toxins of our environments. It revitalizes our bodies after sicknesses, stress, and hard work. In this article, I have tried to compile the camel milk story in 7 points to better understand this natural treasure of the food.

Camel milk's demand is ever increasing among the nontraditional consumers, mostly on health ground. The camel milk is rich with certain molecules which are health promising, therefore, camel milk is known as natural pharmacy. New camel dairies are emerging and the already established firms are increasing their camel number and buying elite camel genetics for milk. The are some very important camel milk contests in different parts of the UAE in different time periods. Alwathba camel festival with the milk competition is one of them. I attended the contest of Alwathba and compiled some important information. I share it in the this blog with the camel lover people.

The Nature is True Friend

The deserts are not only beautiful but a place where you can enjoy the vast horizons and the fragrance of the deserts’ …

The main task of this article is to tell you about the support and endorsement of my statements regarding the camel milk …

As I told in many articles before, that camel is making its space beyond their original habitats of the drylands. New camel …

Making yogurt from camel milk is a challenge and so is the separation of butterfat. After a lengthy effort and trying different …

The compost is blackish in color, well rottened and odorless. It is a boit watery (high moisture content) but still very good …

. . The Dromedary Camel is an ‘Old World Camel’. It is estimated that the dromedary camel has been domesticated for perhaps …

CaM is an appealing word for the diabetic patients which stands for the Camel Milk. There is a continuous discussion among the …

We all know that camel is very important animal, especially the driest parts of the globe, ranging from a food security animal …

A SOS call from the camel herders A number of camel owners and breeders in the area of ​​Mahamid al-Ghazlan called for …

Close view of Zygophyllum qatarense

Deserts are very beautiful and attractive, especially if the color of the sand is whitish. A few days before, I attended the Asian Camel Racing Federation founding meeting in Alwathba Abu Dhabi and lived in the Jumeirah desert resort.

Camel is one of the important livestock and a great player in the food security, livelihood insurance, and the sports’ world. The …

The camel is making it space as a sustainable food security animal under changing climate change scenario. One of the most important …

The camel milk is different from other milks. It is unique from many points but here, I shall share something about the …

The camels, umbrella tree (Acacia tortillas) go hand in hand in the desert. Umbrella tree is one of the most strong and …

Camels can survive and perform without water for 2 weeks but if they find water they love it. When I was shooting …

I have been writing on camel milk, which we call as CaM. The CaM is important because of many reasons, like environmental …

Camel milk is widely used for its reported anti-diabetic and health promoting effects. Lipids derived from the milk have also been shown …

The offshoot of camelus, Llamas milk is also rich with special nutrients, making it super food. Yes. Llama milk also has nanobodies. …

Dipterygium glaucum الصفروی

Dipterygium glaucum is highly liked by camels, it is rich nutritional value as well as used as a herbal source of medicine. The camel loves the plant especially when it is in flowering and seeding stages. I think they like it in these stages because of the aroma and the high protein contents of flowers and seeds respectively. The plants are very strong, powerful to resist the winds of the desert. The multiple branches make it stronger and a source of protection for different insects and reptiles.

Many studies have revealed that camel milk (CaM) is a unique food, specially engineered by nature to sustain and value human health …

The camel milk is getting space in the food shelves of the world. The camel milk is cooked and make yogurt of …

Christina Adams made lobster macaroni and cheese with camel milk. So good! It is healthier, nutritious and tasty.

Obesity is one of the most alarming issues of the modern era. Different reseasons have been discussed to be responsible for this …

Camel manure can revolutionaries the agriculture in many regions especially in the Arabian peninsula.

Camel Milk

Camel’s milk as a remedy for autism-afflicted Malwa Jasmine Singh in Chandigarh A workshop is underway at Baba Farid Centre for Special …

Ticks hiding here somewhere

Ticks are the blood-sucking insects and indirectly causing tick born diseases. The best way is to control through Biological means. They become …

Hi camel lovers, The people ask me, why the trees in the desert look so beautiful and straightly trimmed from the ground …

Don’t they look how strange the camel is created? It questions in Quraan. Really strange and also special. I think very deeply …

The series of the treeography is continued…The other parts (1 and 2) can be found in the links as Plants that are Liked …

The Gobi desert of Mongolia is one of the harshest ecosystem on the earth. The nature had gifted the region with unique herbivores, the Bactrian camel. The Bactrian camel is highly adapted to the harshest climatic conditions and provides livelihood to the dwellers of the region. Not only good for people but also helps in spreading of the Saxaul flora in the desert, providing a unique ecosystem service. In this article you can read about the role of Bactrian camel in Mongolia, its importance in culture and heritage, livelihood, food security, breeding season, milk production potential and other important aspects.

Dear friends and colleagues, Greetings from the camels’ world. We, the camel activists celebrate world camel day since last few years. Different …

I think camel twin is very rare and the chance is one in one million. A friend sent me this picture of …

ABSTRACT As a matter of fact, I recommend camel milk as a natural therapy for certain health complications, especially diabetes, poor mood, joints/muscle problems, …

    The symbolism of this picture is powerful! Not only of our interconnectedness but furthermore I believe, that the camel will …

Turning camel from an old age animal to a sustainable food animal was my dream. Camel is Turning from a Beast of Burden …

I hereby to start a discussion about the selection of genetic resource for livelihood in the difficult ecosystems of the world. In …

Camel and goats like the salty and spiny species of plants. Such plants are also called ice cream species for camel and …

Arab Traditional Knowledge and the related terminologies about the camel milking traits or dairy traits

I hereby share a video of beautiful Bactrian camels from Inner Mongolia China.

Camel and goats like the salty and spiny species of plants. Such plants are also called ice cream species for camel and …

Source: Camel! A One in All Creatures

The centuries old rich camel heritage of Cholistan with the Marrecha tribe of camels is under threat.

Yesterday evening, I received the following report from Mike (Shah Alam, Malaysia). It is very interesting and even heart touching. He message …

When it’s too dry for dairy cows, what do you do? Switch to camel milk The African nomads find new ways to …

I wrote this quote on facebook, (in joke mode) later on, many comments and reactions appeared. The people are really food sensitive. I just …

Dr. Raziq is an emerging global visionary. From his background in animal science and hands-on experimentation, he realized the value of camel …

A nomad with Brahvi camel in Balochistan

Thinking critically and philosophically, the camel has two sides of the actuality, i.e. the real one and the exterior one. Camel is …

Isiolo, a provincial town about five hours’ drive north of the capital, Nairobi, has become a real camel hub already. Maalim and around …

Maalem is a camel pastoralist in Kenya and she is thankful for camel as this precious animal ensures livelihood in the climatic calamities …

An important environmental point is that "soft hooved" animals (camels) are far more environmentally sustainable than "hard hooved" animals.

A one day workshop was organized by Ngaanyatjarra Camel CompanyIndigenous camel company gets over the hump, Camel Treck Australia, and Agricultural Consulting Company …

The camel milk made the artistic accomplishment in Malasia. The story is reported by a friend of mine (Mike). He provided camel …

Here, I just copy and paste the response regarding the article Camels’ Manure~From Waste to a Worthwhile Farming Agent in the ensuing lines. These …

Not only a source of food and water, Zygophyllum qatarense provides shelter to different species of animal kingdom

Zygophyllum qatarense grows in arid conditions and is both drought and salt tolerant (Xerophyte as well as halophyte). In the Persian Gulf area, the summer is very hot, any ground moisture present evaporates and the soil becomes increasingly salty. Under these conditions, the leaves dry up and fall off the plant, and it can survive in a leafless state for several years.

The article was originally written by DR. IZABELLA WENTZ, PHARM D I have found that camel milk does have some interesting healing …

I hereby send you my heartiest congratulation on the occasion of the onset of 2017. I wish you a very prosperous new …

The longest yawn periods tell the intensity of the intelligence. The yawning duration in human is 6 seconds followed by camel with …

The philosophy of symbiosis is really great and incredible. All my ideas of natural health are based on this philosophy. I’m never …

A gift of nature and gold of desert, the camel milk (CM) is miraculously proving as a superfood and natural flush. Because of the appreciable level and unique combination of nutrients (minerals, vitamins, protein, and fatty acids etc.), CM has medicinal properties covering a wide range of ailments.

Is MERS Really Transmitting by Dromedary Camel? is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is really transmitting from Camel? This is the burning …

Scientists are agreed that the products, especially milk coming from a happy and comfortable animal are far better than the animal in distressed …

The beautiful series of World Camel’s Day (WCD) is continue. The recent updates are received by Hannah Purss from Australia. She is …

WORLD CAMEL’S DAY As a series of world camel’s day endorsement from all over the world, I have received this piece of information from …

Happy Camel’s Day (WCD) Among the camel’s world, the subcontinent is the region where the day starts first. It is 22nd June in …

The series of World Camel’s Day, these updates are sent by Christina Adam from the USA. She is well known for her initiatives ‘using …

Most of these camels still not been identified, because for extensive rearing system and the negligence of camels in most parts of the country. The other factor is camels are often mixed together and crossbreed by the other types of camels imported from Pakistan and Afghanistan for different purposes.

A series of camel stories from different regions of the world The series of World Camel Day gifts happily continue. Debi Robinson …

Contrary to factory farming, small scaled farming promote diversity. The factory farming promotes uniformity. Here are the key massages of the International …

In continuation of the previous articlehttps://arkbiodiv.com/2016/06/01/world-camels-day-and-the-ghans-camels/ Here are some more pictures sent by Paul from Australia as World Camels Day gift from …

Being part of the Ghans, it gives me immense pleasure having pictures of camels from Australia. The Afghan people introduced camel in …

As you all know, 22nd June is world camels’ day. I have asked from my camel colleagues all over the world to …

The camels’ milk magical performance is because of its Bio-composition. The unique milk is enriched essential fatty acids, specialized protein, rich with micro …

While searching around in the google and my long contacts with the camel people, I came to compile this small table to …

According to a promo of Chinese Camel Milk Company of Xinjiang, the camels’ milk features are provided as following. The contents in brackets …

Thank God, my dream came true as; specially engineered camel DNA (revealed in a recent study) makes this unique animal a solution …

Camels’ milk is the king of the milk kingdom, said by the Bactrian camel keepers in Central Asia. It is the first …

As recorded in Compendium of Materia Medica; “Camel milk,  cold, non-toxic, can invigorate spleen-stomach and replenish vitality, and strengthen tendons and bones, …

Camel milk has been shown, to be effective in reducing the level of glycosylated or glycated haemoglobin in the blood. This is …

Photo credit: Nature ‘Water scarcity’ affects four billion people each year Global map charts locations that use more water than is available …

This research was conducted by a team of Algerian Scientists. The abstract of the scientific article is given below. Abstract: The aim …

The Cholistan is the cradle of precious desert livestock breeds and camel is one of the core livestock. The famous Marrecha breed …

Very few/rare time I noticed (while working with Naqa at intensive farm) the signs of Ketosis in high yielders. On the other …

Holstein is a dairy queen among the cows and producing around 12,000 liters per lactation. Though its’ farming system (intensive) is objectionable in …

Camel manure is a guarantee of re-greening the desert. I assure you, camel manure can bring a change. It is a unique farm agent, enriching the soil, keeping the moisture, and nourishing the vegetation. I'm doing my best up to my capacity to highlight the importance of this precious but neglected resource. I'm dreaming of a project converting camel manure into a worthwhile asset to help in nature conservation and organic farming.

Forgotten and neglected but the still inevitable tool of small-scale livestock keepers and pastoralists in driest lands of the world, ensure livelihood and …

The International Society of Camelid Research and Development is a non-political, non-religious and nonprofit federation of camelid scientists or similar scientific and …

Here is the story/article of Christina Adam, mother of an Autistic child in USA. She share her experience treating her kid with …

Christina is the pioneer of this camel milk introduction here among parents in South India. Want to thank Hanwant Singh, Ilse, ofcourse …

The camel has been an integral part of life in the Arabian peninsula, and elsewhere, for thousands of years, but their potential …

A question was asked in the context cited above by a Sudanese colleague. This question was raised in the DAD-Net discussion group. …

It is my own camel story when I was sick and unable to walk or even move happily. Camel has been part and parcel of my life. Seeing camel caravans, moving Afghan nomads and salts traders made a strong picture of a camel in my mind. A decade earlier severe arthritis (Rheumatoid Arthritis) almost killed me and I was unable to move from the bed. An old wise man advised me to move to the camel breeding area and take fresh camel milk regularly. I started my new life while obeying the advice and reached the Suleiman Mountainous Region of Balochistan (the camel heartland). I lived with the camel people, enjoyed their company, learned a lot about camels, and took camel milk regularly. I established a viewpoint that camel milk is a natural pharmacy not just white fluid milk. I recovered soon and in a short time and started climbing mountains.

The world terminology in Wikipedia is written as; Terminology is the study of terms and their use. Terms are words and compound …

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Camelidae Genus: Camelus Scientific Name: Camelus dromedarius Common Name: Camel/Jamel Other Name(s): Dromedary …

As per our series regarding camel journey from its origin of domestication to the western world. A letter from Dr Mirizio Dioli …

Camel Day 22 June

Camels were introduced in the United States in different time period for work and armies. Camels were landed in different coasts of …

In previous article I told you about the camel work in Australia shared by Hannah Purs. Here are some more updates by …

Dear Razir Sir, Thanks a lot for your kind hearted help, which made me, what seems to be an impossible to achieve …

Camel role is incredible in its cradle of domestication and its original habitats. In the 19th Century, some camels were transported to …

The camel milk is finding its way in the new world  (from sand dunes of Arabia to the western world) because of …

The cow is the most important farm animal in parts of Africa but climate change is threatening the existence of the animal. …

Are You Feeding Your Children the Right Kind of Milk? What’s right may surprise you Researchers from the University of Virginia School …

Camel is integral part of the deserted ecosystems and blessed with special traits/characteristics which give strange potential to this unique animal. In …

I am Raziq belong to the remote and the poorly infra-structured area of Pakistan named as the Balochistan province. I completed my …

Camel is a cool, happy and calm animal. Opposite to common believing as dangerous, this unique creature has a soul with love …

Camel has adapted mechanisms that allow it to withstand prolonged water deprivation, high temperature, especially in the absence of readily available water, …

Camel is unique. Camel has one or few charecteristics from each animal, from small to large animal. The camel milk is a superfood and natural pharmacy. In the recent history, the camel milk has gained visible appreciation from consumers of the different quarters of the world.

The scientists are in agreement that one of the worst health challenge will be the resistant bacteria in the near future. The …

Not only is camel milk a “super food” nutritionally, it is antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-autism 1  and has anti-carcinogenic effects; thus millions …

Abstract of the work done on dromedary camel semen collection by the team of Scientists; (The work done by a team of …

The camel milk is finding its way in the new world  (from sand dunes of Arabia to the western world) because of …

The old world camels (Dromedary and Bactrian) are well adapted to the harsh (both cold extreme and hot extreme) and hostile (deserts …

Camel~ One of All Animals Camel is the composite of all domestic animals with respect to its characteristics. Camel produces milk like …

The centuries-old tradition (healing with camel milk) is now supported by scientific findings gained in different quarters of the world. The camels’ pastoralists of …

Traditionally known as ‘Khurarra or Khulaganda’ in Pashtu, having almost the same symptoms as discussed for Lyme disease from other parts of the world. …

In Japan, health-conscious people use Shark fins for natural and good health. They think that Shark fins are rich with nanobodiesWHAT ARE …

One of the alarming challenges of modern time is accumulation of heavy metals in food chain. Heavy metals (lead, copper, mercury and …

Al Ain Camel dairy products, ice-cream and pasteurized milk Camel milk is natural pharmacy and protect human body from many ailments, i.e. diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, rheumatism, …

Dr. Younas and Ilse Kohler Rollefson in the field with camel in Cholistan Pakistan.

The World Camel Day (WCD) is observe every year at the juncture of longest and hottest day (North Hemisphere of the globe! as this parts is the cradle of domestication for the old world camelids i.e. Bactrian and the dromedary) of the year. The suggestion of the WCD was initiated by the author and soon supported by many camel stakeholders and known international organizations.

Dancing of the Marrecha Camel of Pakistan. The Cholistan desert is part of the ancient Hakra River civilization, one of the oldest …

Dr Ilse, Dr Younas, Dr Abdul Raziq and Rao Qadeer discussing the Dachi Camel Milk

The declining trend in camel population German camel lady Dr. Ilse Kohler-Rollefson told the seminar that there were around one million camels …

The Lasbela region is covered with more than 12% with wide flora diversity, especially unique Tamarix and Jar species. The woodcutter brutally …

The International Camel Conference (ICC) under the patronage of Camel Association of Pakistan and the Islamia University of Bahawalpur was organized in …

Blue Nile, Khartoum

AJRAK a traditional cloth/shawl of Sindhi and Lassi people. The Lassi camel breeders use it while traveling behind the camels. They also …

 I visited Khartoum Sudan in 2013 while participating in an international camel conference. I really enjoyed the Sudanese hospitality, and especially the …

camel conference in Sudan

The camel milk and meat is highly admired and appreciate in Asia and Africa, especially in Sudan and Somalia. Here is picture …

The picture was taken at the occasion of the conference on camel research and production, 17-18 April, 2013. The camel for riding …

She was so kind and humble. She duly respected each participant. There were many scientists from around the world. The eminent scientists …

Camel Meat

Camel Meat is processed and packed in Sudan

closer camel

The themes of the Sudan conference were; Future Aspects of Camel Improvement and Production Breeding, Genetics and Reproductive Physiology Nutrition and Production …

Sudan is the world second largest nation with camel population after Somalia. The center on camel research of its kind was established …

Advocacy for camel keepers, policymakers, traders, consumers, etc is the immense need of time. all the stakeholders should be taken on board while making policies for food and agriculture, especially regarding camels and related aspects. Camel milk is attracting the attention of people at the global level because of many reasons, the main reasons are the climate and health sensitivity.

Camel is a useful and pivotal animal in its habitats all over the world. Best suited to drylands, camel is a unique …

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the …

Cholistan camel breeds and pastoralists

ACTIVITY REPORT OF WORLD CAMEL DAY June 22, 2012 (Fri) The World Camel Day (WCD) was celebrated by the Dept of Livestock …

Camel milk competition concluded last evening here in Cholistan desert (of Pakistan). It was quite interesting in many ways and I felt …

In Sub-Saharan countries, climate change has already been observed for several decades and is characterized by the decrease in mean rainfall with …

The people of Europe are very enthusiastic, trying always new challenges and try to find new opportunities. The farm diversification with the livestock from the other regions of the world is such a challenging but very interesting idea. I visited some camel farms in Sweden and still enjoying the sweet memories.

Bactrian camel in Central Sweden The camel farm (Gyttorp, central Sweden) consists of 3 camels; named as Kalle, Karlsson, and Anna owned …

With beautiful Bactrian camels in Uppsala Sweden

I traveled in Sweden in search of camel. It was my first study of its kind outside my country of origin. I met very enthusiastic camel farmers and exchanged some great ideas of camel farming. Dr. Kerstin de Vedier always supported me and helped me to complete such an important work. Here is the report regarding the camels as farm diversification and the challenges the farmer face with the camel husbandry.

Camel Day 22 June

World camel day was celebrated in Pakistan on 22 June. At the University of Agricultural Faisalabad, the main event was arranged by …

This is an International Camel Conference that will be hosted by King’s Faisal University, Saudi Arabia on December 17-20, 2012.  Conferene Website: http://www.kfucamel.com/ Important …

Lassi Breed of Camel In Balochistan

Wayaro Bela and Lassi breed of camel.

The data from 1956 to 2012 for camel was converted to graphic presentation in Pakistan. Camel population trends looks like stable but …

Pakistan is one of the important camel countries in the world, especially because of the high milk yielder types in the country. The …

The Milk Vein of Camel

This picture was shot in Mangrota camel fair. This is Brella camel. One can see the the wide and long teats and very visible milk vein. This breed has promising quality of milk production. Very docile and a real milch breed.

Camel hair cut and art competition

Indo-Pak is rich with camel culture. Camel is source of recreation and entertainment also. This picture is about the hair cut competition of great Thar desert. One can see the artistic theme of the designer/hair cutter.

Camel, an incredible creature in difficult environment.

League for Pastoral People

League for pastoral people strives for the conservation of pastoralism. 

 

Issues of the interest

What is the problem?

About 70% of the world’s one billion poor people – defined as those living on less than US$ 1.25 per day – are partially or totally dependent on livestock. Farm animals generate cash income, but also food, fibre, fuel, fertilizer and traction; they act as a ‘bank on hooves’ and medium of exchange for maintaining social relationships. On top of these many essential functions and services that livestock provide, they are also self-replicating. In many respects, livestock is an ideal asset, even more crucial and useful than money for poor people.

Smallholders and pastoralists. For many smallholders livestock is just one component of a more multi-faceted livelihood strategy. But for pastoralists with their long heritage of livestock keeping, herds of animals are their only material asset, besides their often rich traditional knowledge and local institutions that enable them to make use of marginal environments.

Mainstream livestock development. promotes a model of livestock production in which only the output of one product (usually milk, but also wool or meat) counts. In the process, locally adapted breeds are replaced by exotics which require purchased feed and other inputs, while also being susceptible to diseases and not being able to fulfil a multi-functional role. On the other hand, more fundamental issues for the survival and well-being of livestock keepers, such as secure access to common property resources, affordable and reliable animal health care, political empowerment as well as value chains for local products are ignored.

Factory farms take over… While support for small-scale livestock keepers has failed, industrial animal production has been conquering much of the globe. Originating in North America, the so-called “Livestock Revolution” has spread to Europe and much of Asia, and is now anticipated for Africa. This phenomenon entails not only huge industrial production units, but also a change in ownership structures: family owned farms are replaced by “integrated” set-ups in which the whole value chain – from animal feed and inputs to the final food product – is controlled by a few large multinational companies. In essence, small and medium-sized livestock producers who raise animals in a sustainable and usually fairly humane way, making use of local resources, are being forced out of business throughout the world.

Support factors for the corporate take-over of livestock rearing include: large subsidies for industrial producers; the current world trade system which pits producers in distant places against each other, making the margin per animal very low; the low status and reputation of livestock keeping as a career and, finally a paradigm about livestock development, held by scientists and policy makers, that only considers the output of products and ignores the huge externalities.

Impacts of the Livestock Revolution

  • The amassment of huge numbers of animals in a single production unit creates ideal conditions for the outbreak of epidemic diseases, requiring the routine use of antibiotics. When diseases do break out – as in the cases of bird flu, swine flu, and others – they often quickly spread around the globe, creating enormous costs that are borne by the tax payer.
  • This type of production is extremely energy intensive and depends on huge inputs of fossil fuels, industrial fertilizers, and other synthetic chemicals. Intensive livestock production is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.
  • The amassment of animals leads to an accumulation of their wastes, which pollute both air and water.
  • Animal welfare is a huge concern.
  • The system is vulnerable to shocks and puts long-term food security at a peril since it utilizes mono-cultures of both feed crops (maize and soy) and livestock (whose genes are also owned by companies).
  • The automated production units eliminate rural jobs, leading to a rural exodus. This has enormous implications for rural livestock keepers: in the US rural poverty is higher in areas where industrial production sites are located.

What is the solution?

Instead of amassing animals in huge factories, we need to decentralise livestock so that they can make use of local resources, including crop waste products and the scattered vegetation in marginal areas, such as deserts and mountainous zones. This approach hinges on the commitment, knowledge and expertise of livestock keepers, especially those who have a cultural tradition of animal rearing, such as pastoralists. For a sustainable future of the planet, we need to acknowledge and reward the role of such livestock keepers in the conservation of biological diversity, in contributing to food security and providing healthy food. This must be done by providing them with secure access to grazing areas and with services, market opportunities (fair prices and infrastructure), as well as access to appropriate education.

Society of Animal, Veterinary and Environmental Scientists (SAVES)

SAVES struggle for biological, natural and sustainable agriculture. The theme of SAVES is based on the sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Camel, the tolerant, adaptable, docile, and loving creature especially gifted by nature to the harsh and hostile ecosystems of the world.  The people living in such regions are really blessed and gifted with this unique creation. Unfortunately, in the fast world and fast life era, this unique gift was either ignored or undermined by different quarters, especially the policymakers. The author, therefore, proposed a day (22nd June) to think and think about this precious animal and spread awareness to give proper place again. Thanks to all my friends and colleagues, including scientists, activists, and family members who supported this cause, and now the people have realized the importance of this great friend of mine~ The dear Camel.

Indigenous/local livestock Species/breeds are well adapted to the dry and marginal lands of the world. Such breeds use the scarce resources of …

The Mangrota camel fair attracts many donkey breeders to sell out their ready to sale animals. Usually, heavy draught breed of the …

Camel plays a very pivotal role in the life of the people of the northeastern Balochistan (Suleiman  mountainous region). The camel herders graze …

Abstract Camel is a precious animal genetic resource of drylands and harsh ecosystems of the globe. The camel is highly adapted to …

A meeting of the camel association of Pakistan (CAP) was held in the faculty of Animal Husbandry, university of agriculture Faislalabad on …

Native Thar desert's camel known as Deshi camel

The overall body condition scoring of the camels in a certain ecosystem can better tell the adaptation of certain breed in an ecosystem. Here is the study about the body condition scoring of some camel breeds in mountainous ecosystem.

This breed of camel purely belongs to a pastoral community of Jath. They are entirely pastoral and move on the Kachhi basin …

Camel Was Domesticated for Milk Camels were originally domesticated for their milk. Following the move to use the camel as a beast …

Marrecha camel is one of the precious camel genetic resources of Cholistan desert. Cholistan desert is the offshoot of great Indian desert. …

The world's leading milch camel~The Kharani

Kharani camel is found in the Chaghai-Kharan desert of Balochistan Pakistan. The best milch animal in the world. There is high variability within the breed for milk production. In the wet days of the year, when there is succulent vegetation, some specimen of the breed produce up to 38 litre of milk per day. Unfortunately, this breed is under severe threat. The main cause of erosion is the depletion of Thagaz (Halloxylon spp).

Pahwal or Gaddai camel

This breed of camel belong to Pashtun/Afghan Kochis (nomads). They travel from central Afghanistan to north-east Balochistan. Some nomads even cross Suleiman mountains and inter in Indus delta. Some tribes of the Kochis cross Bolan pass and enter in Kachhi area of Balochistan and some go further and inter in Sindh province. Unfortunately, some Kochis are leaving camel culture and adapted tractors for luggage transportation because of the hinders in the historic routes and war and conflict in the region.

Brahvi camel is under threat. The population is speedily going down. There are many reasons for this decline, the most important one is the …

Kohi camel can browse up to 5 meter height

Kohi camel can browse up to the height of 5 meter on Acacia and other trees of the region. This picture was shot in winter and the camel browse on the Acacia modesta tree.

Camel working in rug mountains of Suleiman

Camel is the well adapted animal in Suleiman mountain for work in hostile topography of the region. The leaves of a bush are loaded on camel. These leaves are use for ropes and mat knitting. Such mats are use by the camel pastoralists for housing/huts buildings.

Camel calf care and management

Calf care of Kohi camel by Buzdar camel herders. Ghulamani Buzdar tribe is famous for camel and goat keeping. Some people call Kohi camel as Ghulamani camel too.

Kohi camel of Musakhel~ Balochistan Pakistan

Kohi camel is highly adapted to the mountainous ecology of Suleiman Mountainous Region. The breeds is highly diversified and there are many shades and colours. Some colours and phenotypic characters works as genetic markers and the pastoral people are well known of them

Summary Falling in southern Punjab, Cholistan is one of the largest deserts of the country and part of the great Indian Desert. …

Camel passing by the Draban forte in Cholistan desert of Pakistan

The title of the photo is self explained.

<strong>Author:<a title=’Dr Abdul Raziq’ href=’http://www.articlesbase.com/authors/dr-abdul-raziq/825282′&gt;Dr Abdul Raziq</a></strong><br /><p>Camel has adapted mechanisms that allow it to withstand prolonged water deprivation, high temperature, especially …

Raigi camel is predominantly found in the historic Khurasan region. The region had very rich history. Avesta, the holy book of Zoroaster, …

Lassi camel is found in coastal area of Balochistan and Sind. The climate of the region is hot and humid. Camel is …

Kohi mean mountainous - Kohi camel of Suleiman mountains of Balochistan

Kohi Breed of Camel, Calf care Kohi Breed of Camel Kohi camel is predominantly found in Suleiman mountainous region of Balochistan, Pashtoonkhua …

Kharani camel Kharani camel is found in the desert ecosystem of the Chaghai Kharan desert ecological zone. Kharani camel is one of …

In continuation of the previous blog. Jathnasal or Raidi camel Breed The habitat of Raidi breed is Kachhi basin ecological zone of …

In continuation of the previous post, I start here with the camel. I shall discuss each breed of Balochistan in details with …

Me with my precious gift, the Camel

Dr. Raziq Kakar has published many publications with a high repute on subjects as; camel milk production potential, camel milk composition, camel socioeconomic importance in agriculture & economy, camel breeds identification, camel domestication, native livestock breeds identification and documentation, traditional knowledge, breeding goals documentation, and ecosystem research.

I received a report about the swelling head disease from a colleague from Mithi district of province Sindh in Pakistan. He has …

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 Threatening camel population in Pakistan Pakistan is the cradle of animal genetic resources, camel is one of the …

The advocacy group does not waste an opportunity and uses each forum for advocating camel at all levels as an animal of food security under climate change context. The concept of world camel day was the brainchild of Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar, the head of the thinktank Camel4Life international. The world celebrates world camel day on 22nd June each year. With the efforts of Camel4Life International, we have attracted the attention of doners for camel research, especially camel milk.

The dromedaries were domesticated even earlier than the Bactrian, before 3000 BC in the Arabian Peninsula. The term "dromedary" is derived from the dramas Greek for "road") and thus is directly applicable only to the racing or riding dromedary. However, the term is used throughout the world to describe this specie.

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