International Camel Society Showed Serous Concerns on Important Camel Decline

The International Society of Camelid Research and Development is a non-political, non-religious and nonprofit federation of camelid scientists or similar scientific and professional associations. The society works for the scientific status of camelid sciences, promotion of camel science for camelids development, promotion of scientific publications in camelid fields, to set high standards in camelid education and training, promote standards of health and welfare in camelids, encourage exchange of knowledge and to organize international conference every 3 years.

http://www.isocard.net/en/about

IMG-1ffc708cbc78410The last conference was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan (8-12 June, 2015). The 225 participants of the conference, have proposed the final recommendations which have been validated by the Executive Council. All the participants’ anonymously expressed their serous concerns on the sharp decline in camel population of India.

http://www.isocard.net/images/announcements//FILEc554c4cf9e3290a.pdf

As a foreword, the general assembly of ISOCARD has expressed its concern regarding the important decline of the camel population in India, which is a reverse of the trend evident in the world camel population. The General Assembly of ISOCARD has encouraged any scientific studies aiming to assess the impact of this decline on the camel breeders’ livelihood and on the local and rural economy.

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I (Dr Abdul Raziq Kakar) hereby appeal Indian Camel Scientists, development workers, NGOs and public interest departments to come forward and find ways forward to halt this decline and support the camel keepers, for whom camel is the backbone of their economy.

The like minded camel development workers, scientists and breeders are fabricating (in process) a society (Camels4Life) to address hot issues of camels, its decline and advocacy for the role of camel in rural and agricultural development. Being the responsible person of the Camels4Life, I hereby offer my support on behalf of our society and colleagues to find ways for using camel a sustainable mobile ATM for the camel pastoralists all over the world, especially in the South western Indian~The beautiful Rajasthan.

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/al-ain-doctor-sees-potential-in-camels-beyond-their-milk

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Author: Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Dairy (Camel Farm), Alain, UAE. I had worked as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan and Organizer of the Group Camel4Life. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI).

3 thoughts on “International Camel Society Showed Serous Concerns on Important Camel Decline”

  1. The decline in camel population is directly correlated with the human health in this precious camels’ habitat. The pastoralists of the region had been depending on camel milk in this harsh terrain of Indian sub-continent. To understand the role of the camel in South-Western India, I would recommend the following link.
    http://www.camelsofrajasthan.com/

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