Dipterygium glaucum الصفروی, A Plant that is Liked such as Icecream by the Camels and Goats. Part 4


The camels are highly adapted to the harsh and hostile climates of the sphere. The 3 important adaptation strategies are the tools in such climates, i.e. 1. depending for food based on plants which are hardy, dry and bitter/salty (usually avoid by other livestock. 2. Long walking ability to reach to the places where food…

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…

The Ultimate Choice or an Old Song with the New Drum?


I hereby to start a discussion about the selection of genetic resource for livelihood in the difficult ecosystems of the world. In my view, a true and durable sustainability of food production can be achieved with the tool of the local/native genetic resources embodied with the traditional knowledge.  The best milk yielder in the deserted…

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…

Easy and Fast vs the Difficult and Slow Milking Camels~The Arabs’ Traditional Knowledge


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

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…

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 Climate Change Forced African Pastoralists to Replace Cow with the Camel


Maalem is a camel pastoralist in Kenya and she is thankful for camel as this precious animal ensures livelihood in the climatic calamities of the region. Bone-dry plains roasted by a relentless equatorial sun. At first glance, there's little to be found in the fields near Isiolo, a provincial town about five hours' drive north of the…

Heartiest congratulation and Happy New Year 2017


I hereby send you my heartiest congratulation on the occasion of the onset of 2017. I wish you a very prosperous new year for you and your beloved ones. This year the incredible camel progressed further in many ways; i.e. Many scientific articles published in well-reputed journals. Camel milk made more space for the food…

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The Best Option for Sustainable Food Production in Challenging Environment ~is the Promising Camel


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 subcontinent, so I can safely say Happy Camel's Day. At the occasion of WCD, I started the series of articles based on the documents/material sent from different corners of the world. As my…

The Nature Engineered Distinctive DNA of Camel to Beat the Challenge of Climate Change


Thank God, my dream came true as; specially engineered camel DNA (revealed in a recent study) makes this unique animal a solution to climate change and other challenges. The study ( the author was part of it) published in PNAS with full access here. a day before. The authors have ensured that the remarkable story over its…

The Camels’ Terminologies Needs to be Re-established


The world terminology in Wikipedia is written as; Terminology is the study of terms and their use. Terms are words and compound words or multi-word expressions that in specific contexts are given specific meanings. The camel terminology is mainly derived from a cow/cattle production system in English, which is a wrong approach. I'm giving you…

Some Facts About Camel along with its Real Terminology


Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Camelidae Genus: Camelus Scientific Name: Camelus dromedarius Common Name: Camel/Jamel Other Name(s): Dromedary Camel, Arabian Camel, One-Humped Camel Group: Mammal Number Of Species: 1 Location: Asia, Africa, and Australia Habitat: Arid desert and scrubland Colour: Cream, Tan, Brown, Black, white, Fawn etc Skin Type: Hair/wool Size…

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…