desert ecosystem

Camels browsing on Zygophyllum qatarense in Alain

The Camels Play Important Role in Ecosystem Management ~Important actor of the desert

Livestock and the Symbiotic Relationship with the Ecosystem Livestock grazing plays a pivotal role in ecosystem revitalization and management. A strong symbiotic relationship exists between all players in the ecosystem and livestock is one of the most important players. Here I’m showing you (video with a youtube link) how the camels give life to the …

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An egg shell on the top of the sand dune in the UAE

I need a help in understanding the mystery of the broken eggs on the top of the sand dune

Being a desert explorer and dunes’ hiker, I always come to know new and amazing facts, some I understand quickly and the others take time and help from other colleagues to understand. Here is a mystery, I have found broken eggs on the top of the sand dunes many times, not only this year but …

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Heliotropium bassiferum

Science of nature is based on exploration of the natural world

Sometimes, I really get tired and stressed when unable to solve my academic question, the question from my academy – the desert. I have been coming through such a situation from time to time. I found this flora many times and knew that it is a great source of salts for the camel and the camels really love it. In Arabic it is called RIMRAM, the traditional practitioners recommend it feeding the camels before work or race. Here are the pictures in the gallery, please help me in identifying and supporting my research work as it is for the wellbeing of desert, livestock, and humanity. Though I have found some information from google I still need help to sort it out.

Yellow Flower Plant of the Desert

The Precious Flora of the Desert – Tribulus

Tribulus is a very important flora of the drylands of the world, especially the aridlands. It survives and sustains its race in the extremely harsh weathering conditions of its habitat/s. Its yellow flowers are very attractive and catch a lot of birds and insects resulting in more pollination. Not only valued as camel food and ethnomedicine but Tribulus is home to precious fauna of the Desert.

Lizard

An Exploration Walk is an Ecotherapy

Desert, Biodiversity, and Camel I love camels as well as the desert and its biodiversity. Contrary to the common perception, deserts are very rich and beautiful lands. I hereby share some snapshots of the beautiful flora and fauna of the Arabian desert in Al Ain, Abudhabi, UAE. I shot these pictures during my desert exploration …

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