Calotropis Plant, a Desert Beauty and a Future Hope


Each flora and fauna on the earth is precious, only our understanding needs to be deepenS and widens about such genetic biodiversity. I collect some knowledge from my desert exploration walk and happy to share with the reader. Here is a photostory about the Calotropis plant from Alain, UAE.

Yawn May Reveal How Smart You Are.


The longest yawn periods tell the intensity of the intelligence. The yawning duration in human is 6 seconds followed by camel with the 5 minutes duration. This statement means that this precious animal (the camel) is next to human in intelligence.  Your yawn may reveal how smart you are: Mammals with bigger and more complex…

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…

Lessons learnt from droughts in North-eastern Balochistan


We are the custodian of the livestock breeds, so we tried our best as our ancestors did to save it at any cost. The first possible solution for the problem to save livestock in hard years we found is culling of the larger herd/flocks. To sell out the sick, old, weak and unproductive animals in…

Livestock Ecological Zones in Balochistan


Ecological zones of  Balochistan province of Pakistan The ecological zones already presented in the literature are based on the agronomic prcatices, temperature, rainfall etc. In the present study the ecological zones were sketched on the basis of the local penology, type and production systems of livestock, temperature, rainfall etc. It was revealed that there are…

My Bios (Dr Abdul Raziq)


I opened my eyes in the home of Hassan Khan, a strong man of Kakar Pashtoon/Afghan tribe of northeastern Baluchistan, province of Pakistan. My forefathers had been living in that habitat along with their precious livestock breeds in the rich grassland of the region. Our family still has flocks of sheep and goat, rearing in…