Compost Produced from Camels’ Manure

The compost is blackish in color, well rottened and odorless. It is a boit watery (high moisture content) but still very good quality. I’m still looking for a research fellow to analyse it chemically and publish the results.

This composed was prepared with a dump of 9 month, still is more dump. We shall open time to time and analyse it for its potential farm agent.

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 without […]

And lastly, The Camels — 5 Days Ago ..

The Camel Reaches to the Next Level

We all know that camel is very important animal, especially the driest parts of the globe, ranging from a food security animal to packing, accessibility to heritage and sport to a hobby animal.

Camel is making its space in other regions and continents both as a dairy animal (Holland, Germany, Australia, and the US) and racing animal (Australia and France), making fate for thousands of people. https://www.arabnews.com/node/1555461/offbeat

International Camel Racing Federation (ICRF)

In my point of view, the establishment of the International Camel Racing Federation is a new level of the camel development. The general assembly of the federation was presided by his highness, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal on 13 September, 2019 in Taif. The ICRF has regional branches and member states.

The establishment of the ICRF will bring new laurels to the camel world. It is a great door for the camel development and conservation of this precious and unique creature. 

The representative of the 42 countries’ camel racing clubs participated. The federation is hopeful to reach the number of the member countries up to 69.

Before this event, the United Arab Emirates hosted the first meeting of its kind of the Asian Camel Racing Federation in AlWathba, Abu Dhabi. https://camel4all.blog/2019/07/03/asian-camel-racing-federation-establishes-in-abu-dhabi-uae/

The Details will be available soon through a formal press release. I share some of the important shots of the event. 

Some Glimpses from Taif with the Friends

The Ancient Trees Heritage of Borai ~ Arya Warsha

Trees are very important, that we all know. They are important because of many reasons, i.e. shade, fruits, feed for animals, fixing atmospheric carbon & producing oxygen, fixing land, purifying/halting winds, providing habitats to insects, birds, reptiles and other animals, scenic attraction, herbal value, building material and anymore.

Old Trees Heritage
Trees are very important from many angles. Fixing atmospheric carbon, producing oxygen, provision of shadow, producing fruits/fodders for human and animals both can be the few characteristics of the tree but there are many more apparent and hidden purposes of the trees.

Borai is an ancient traditional grazing and farming land, an offshoot of the historical Arya Warsha (the grazing lands). http://livestockscience.in/wp-content/uploads/2011/00_slutversion_after_revision_av_Raigi_camel_till_J_Livestock_science.pdf

The trees are a precious heritage and social treasures. We have great affection with the trees, especially the ancient trees. Our elders were used to sit under these trees making Jirga (Pashtun traditional jury) and other social event. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jirga

Trees are the fixed tents of the people to sit under and take refuge from scorching sunshine and rains. This tree is an old mulberry tree. Once, our village people were used to feed the mulberry leaves to the silkworms. I remember that golden time.

This is an ancient tree, Mulberry. The trees is almost 300 years. The elders people told that the tree is always harmed by thunder storms, which burns the trunk. The tree is hard and resilient.
An ancient mulberry tree (Thooth) in Borai. This tree is at the bank of Zingiwall Karez in Uryagi moza.

Go Home Message

Trees are the sign of life and health of mother earth. Unfortunately the human activities are adversely affecting the health of the mother earth. These trees are at the bank of the Karez (traditional water channel), which are drying because of the over exploitation/mining of the water and the overall climate change calamities. We need to save these trees. I met to the many owners/community of the trees to aware them about the importance and to think about the ways to conserve. They are earth loving people and they are ready to save each ancient tree.

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 fears of increasing cases of infection, which could cause them heavy material losses.

The catastrophe of camel death suddenly appeared in the area of ​​”Hassian Twal” west of Mhamid al-Ghazlan a few days before Eid al-Adha near the roundabout Mazhail, Morocco.https://www.google.com/maps/search/Hassian+Twal”+west+of+Mhamid+al-Ghazlan/@29.8273238,-5.732598,15z/data=!3m1!4b1

One of the affected camel, feeling belly pain

One of the owners of camels caused the deaths of more than (10) heads of camels have – so far – and more than (11) of them were seriously injured.

Some people fear that all the complex situation may emerged because of some poison, either from a plant or someone deliberately put in the water source as water is one of the most limiting factor in the region and the tribes fight on water points time to time.

Some visible field postpartum operation

For his part, one of the owners of the camel expressed strong dissatisfaction with the situation in the case of the increasing death of camels, where he saw the camel in severe illness hit her head with the ground to spend, pointing out that the concentration of poisoning in some plants or in the water of some wells.

The dark thin blood and reddish intestine indicating some poisonous item eaten by camel
Blackish sticky stool of the sick camel.

Signs and Symptoms

As per the report/s I received from Muhammad Labihi, the sign off illness starts with the camel unable to walk and eat. There is constipation or the gut activity ceased. The camel becomes unable to move and walk.

When the camel dies, sometimes the blood come out of the nostrils and mouth. The cherry red thin blood. One can see in the picture above.

As a camel lover, I appeal camel scientists to come forward and give solution to the poor camel keepers. The local authorities must help and compensate in this regard.

For details information and contact, please contact Muhammad Labihi mohamed_lbihi10@gmail.com and his phone number is also given as +212689432596

He sent me some very panic pictures of the dead camels. You can see the pictures below.

The Beautiful Plants of Beautiful White Desert

Deserts are very beautiful and attractive, especially if the color of the sand is whitish. Few days before, I attended the Asian Camel Racing Federation founding meeting in Alwathba Abu Dhabi and lived in Jumeirah desert resort. https://camel4all.blog/2019/07/03/asian-camel-racing-federation-establishes-in-abu-dhabi-uae/

The hotel is a very attractive place to live and the surrounding of the hotel is very touchy with the sand and the hydrophytes plants. I shot some very attractive pictures of the vicinity where are presented below.

The author is an ethnobotanist and ethnoecologist, so straighly went to the nearby sands and started to find the local flora and fauna. There was no much biodiversity but I found 2 types of plants and lizard, though there were some pigeons and doves around. I mostly shoot the pictures of the zerophyte plant (zygophyllum) and compiled this album of the beautiful plant. Before, I have written and documented about this plant as a source of food for camels. Please go to the link below. https://camel4all.blog/2017/01/08/the-strong-and-resilient-plant-of-desert-zygophyllum-zygophyllum-qatarense/