The Nature is True Friend

The Desert Ecotherapy


The deserts are not only beautiful but a place where you can enjoy the vast horizons and the fragrance of the deserts' flora. The desert after the rains convert into an echoing green sands, rich with diversity of flora and fauna. The whole picture makes the scene very attractive, which works as an ECOTHERAPY. I…

Camel Milk is Trending in New Horizon


As I told in many articles before, that camel is making its space beyond their original habitats of the drylands. New camel milk/farm facilities are emerging in different parts of the world. The people in the US, Australia, South Africa, Europe and now China are taking interest in camels, especially the milk. https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/camel-journey-from-its-original-habitat-to-modern-world/ As an…

And lastly, The Camels — 5 Days Ago ..


. . The Dromedary Camel is an ‘Old World Camel’. It is estimated that the dromedary camel has been domesticated for perhaps 6000 years and has shaped the civilization of the entire world. . . Camels are very specialized animals. Their famous humps are stores not of water, but of fat, and can sustain them…

A Mysterious Disease is Killing Camels in Sahara


A SOS call from the camel herders A number of camel owners and breeders in the area of ​​Mahamid al-Ghazlan called for a "quick" and "active" solution from the local authorities and veterinarians for the issue of "camel mortality" that has affected the herds of some of the nomadic camels in the region amid great…

Camel, Desert and the Umbrella Tree


The camels, umbrella tree (Acacia tortillas) go hand in hand in the desert. Umbrella tree is one of the most strong and resilient fauna of the extremely dry lands and desert, therefore is acting like a hope for camels during the hot weathers in the sandy deserts. The camels are such a beautiful creatures, especially…

The Camels Love the Water


Camels can survive and perform without water for 2 weeks but if they find water they love it. When I was shooting the pictures, the temperature was 45.5 Celsius that time but they were absorbing the sharp sunshine while enjoying the water. They especially love water when it is gushing from a broken water supply…

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…

Small Scaled Farming Promotes Diversity


Contrary to factory farming, small scaled farming promote diversity. The factory farming promotes uniformity. Here are the key massages of the International Penal of Expert on Sustainable Food Systems (iPES)'s discussion. The slogan of the IPES is "FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY" The key massages are here below. Today’s food and farming systems have succeeded in supplying…

“Water scarcity” — a condition defined by the withdrawal of more water than is sustainably available — DESERTIFICATION


Photo credit: Nature ‘Water scarcity’ affects four billion people each year Global map charts locations that use more water than is available in at least one month each year. by Emma Marris In the western United States, disputes over the management of the Klamath River, which wends its way from southern Oregon to the […] via…

The Wise Naqa Camel and Lavish Holstein Cow


Holstein is a dairy queen among the cows and producing around 12,000 liters per lactation. Though its’ farming system (intensive) is objectionable in many features as; animal welfare, environment, energy, methane and carbon foot print etc. but satisfies the ever increasing desire of the milk consumers. Beside all discomforts, she is very generous and kind, consuming…

A Distinctive Instrument Guaranteeing Livelihood in the Thirstiest Lands of the Ecosphere


Forgotten and neglected but the still inevitable tool of small-scale livestock keepers and pastoralists in driest lands of the world, ensure livelihood and food availability. Among the camel keepers, more than 70% are small scaled keepers, owning 5-15 camels. Amid small farmers, the camel is used for very diverse operations; water harvesting, agricultural operations and also…

Question Asked~ What is the Concept of Small-Scaled Livestock Production Syetems?


A question was asked in the context cited above by a Sudanese colleague. This question was raised in the DAD-Net discussion group. Here the question is provided in the ensuing lines. Many thanks for the interaction The question is how can we characterize the small-scale livestock producers in pastoral system?    kind regards Hassan Mohammed Nur…

Strange Animal with Special Traits ~ My Camel


Camel is integral part of the deserted ecosystems and blessed with special traits/characteristics which give strange potential to this unique animal. In Quran camel is called as strange animal. Here are some strange potential of camels in the ensuing lines. Protected from Sand The wide, flat, sponge like cushioned and hoof-less feet can walk across…

A Blend of Indigenous Knowledge and Native Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Ensure Food Security


I am Raziq belong to the remote and the poorly infra-structured area of Pakistan named as the Balochistan province. I completed my PhD dissertation on the local livestock especially camel and pastoralism. I worked in the north-eastern part of Balochsitan known as the Suleiman Mountainous Region. Actually two areas of the north-eastern Balochsitan i.e. Suleiman…

Challenges of Climate Change~ Camels’ Adaptation Strategy is Overwhelmingly Useful


Camel has adapted mechanisms that allow it to withstand prolonged water deprivation, high temperature, especially in the absence of readily available water, and survive when feed resources are scarce or of poor quality. Heat tolerance is in part due to its' ability to minimize water loss. The camel retort to hot arid conditions by reducing…