Bio-Treasures of the Jebel Hafeeth in Alain, UAE and Hiking EthnoEcologically


Life is always a fun and blessing if you love something with purpose. I love the nature and my life is a realtime blessing and fun. Last Saturday, our dream came true and we managed hiking Jebel Hafeeth. Jebel Hafeeth's summit is 1200 meters above the sea level. The mountain has a good road to…

The Nature is True Friend

Sandy or Deserted, Richland vs Poorland


The land cover with the sands is sandy, commonly known as desert. But all the sandy soil are not deserted soil. To me, deserted mean the land abused by the factory farming or monocultural farming, full of the residues of the pesticides, weedicides and chemicals. The monoculture farming is hazardous to the flora and fauna…

Camel’s Flower (زهر) Tribulus is the Precious Flora of the Arabian Desert~ A Camel Ice-cream Species. Series 5


Tribulus is resilient, beautiful and important flora of the desert. It is resilient to the hardiness of the climate and weather of the desertHaving medicinal value, directly and indirectly (use as a herb also indirectly through camel urine and milk)it is perineal plant but sprouts in spring (March and April after rains) Very much liked…

Ticks hiding here somewhere

How to Chase the Camels’ Ticks?


Ticks are the blood-sucking insects and indirectly causing tick born diseases. The best way is to control through Biological means. They become very active in the night when there is dark and the weather is mild. I would like you also read the ethnoveterinary measures of the camel herders to control such troubleshooting.Ethnoveterinary treatments by…

The Camel Milk Story from the Gobi Desert Mongolia


The story is hereby released at the eve of the World Camel Day 2018. The author was invited by the newly established Mongolian Camel Milk Company. The group owns their camels in the desert as their half families live there with the precious livestock in the amazing Gobi. I started traveling from Dubai airport (2…

Plants that are Liked such as Icecream by the Camels. Part 2


Camel and goats like the salty and spiny species of plants. Such plants are also called ice cream species for camel and goats. In part 1, we discussed the fodder trees which are very much liked by the camels and goats. Here the bushes species will be briefly discussed along with the pictures.The Ice Cream…

Plants that are Liked such as Icecream by the Camels. Part 1


Camel and goats like the salty and spiny species of plants. Such plants are also called ice cream species for camel and goats. Here, I share some special pictures of such species which I shot today during my morning walk. Haloxylon salicornicum (Ramas) In my homeland, this plant is known as Shorie (Pashtu). Beside the animal…

A Beautiful Camel Heritage is Sinking


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

The camel Worth Different in Reality VS the Appearance


Thinking critically and philosophically, the camel has two sides of the actuality, i.e. the real one and the exterior one. Camel is not like other animals but unique, having dualistic sides and special value if asses with a holistic approach. Following are the few examples. The decorated Marrecha camel of Cholistan desert of Pakistan 1. Though…

The Strong and Resilient Plant of Desert; Zygophyllum (Zygophyllum qatarense)


Zygophyllum qatarense is a salt-tolerant plant of the Arabian Peninsula that grows as a rounded, dwarf shrub. In adaptation to retaining water in its saline environment, it has small compact leaves that are rather fleshy and succulent. The camel loves this plant because of 2 main reasons, the i.e. rich source of water and providing…

Defaunation Leads to Desertification


The word 'Defaunation' is a merely new term used by scientists in a recent article published in the Journal Nature Communications. According to the team of scientists " large animals important for the carbon storage in tropical forests. Defaunation is used for the declination of the fauna from the forests. "Scientists are only just beginning…

Turning Again to the Native Gene ~ Back to the Future


Turning Again to the Native Gene ~ Back to the Future The catastrophes of climate change along with growing desertification consequence in the adoption of new strategies. The industrialized nation’s choice is mitigation strategy while among the native livestock keepers’ adaptation is the best tactic. Unfortunately, the so called policy makers (at all levels) are…

Marrecha Camel~An all purpose camel of Cholistan, Pakistan


Dancing of the Marrecha Camel of Pakistan. The Cholistan desert is part of the ancient Hakra River civilization, one of the oldest of the Aryan settlers in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the largest deserts in Pakistan, inhabited by around 1.2 million Rohi pastoral people practicing mobile livestock husbandry. This production system is…

Camel Peace Caravan for Conservation of Unique Tamarix Forest


The Lasbela region is covered with more than 12% with wide flora diversity, especially unique Tamarix and Jar species. The woodcutter brutally cut these precious forest trees and sell at very cheaper rates in the nearby towns. Hence, deforestation is happening in a very speedy way. With an appealing thematic area, I am trying to…

International Camel Conference at Islamia University Bahawalpur Pakistan


The International Camel Conference (ICC) under the patronage of Camel Association of Pakistan and the Islamia University of Bahawalpur was organized in Baghdad campus of Islamia University (19-21 Dec 2013). Bahawalpur being the city of the great Thar desert and home of camel culture was the right choice for this event. Many scientists, research scholars,…