‘There is no camel community for Australia’s camels’
Down To Earth speaks to well-known camel expert Ilse Kohler-Rollefson on Australia’s recent plans to cull 10,000 camels
"The camel's lower jaw is unique"
Camel physician T K Gahlot heads the surgery department at the College of Veterinary & Animal Science in Bikaner, Rajasthan. He tells …
Camel dairying: The solution to rescuing Rajasthan’s state animal
If demand for camel milk rises, more livelihoods could be supported and more camel herds saved
In population of endangered camel species
The curious case of pneumonia
Disease hits camels across Rajasthan
Learning from camels
A home of its own
Nutritional standards for the sale of camel milk, issued for the first time by the government, are a huge threat to the nascent dairy industry
Resistant to fluorosis
Camels are less susceptible to the medical condition than other animals, including humans
Why Rajasthan's camel protection law is not enough to save its camels
Since the law does nothing to provide for the welfare of camels and their breeders, the government must take over from the Raika their …
Left to die
The double-humped Yarkandi camels in Ladakh are on the route to extinction after the closure of the 'silk route'
Rajasthan talks of changing law that hit camel population
A 5-member state committee met camel breeders of Rajasthan and agreed to push for change in the ban on the trading of camels to other states and …
Rajasthan Assembly passes camel Bill to stop slaughter and restrict migration
Experts says the Bill, which is intended to protect camels, does not address concerns of camel keepers
Rajasthan's camel population has reduced dramatically during the last ten years. The Pali, Rajasthan-based non-governmental organisation Lokhit-…
Dairy in the dunes
राजस्थान में क्यों कम हो रहे हैं ऊंट?
ऊंटों के अस्तित्व पर संकट आ गया है। राजस्थान के 2012 पशुगणना के मुताबिक राज्य में 3.26 लाख ऊंट थे। 2017 की पशु गणना ...
The sinking ship
A camel breed that can swim struggles for survival as its food source dwindles
Ban on grazing hits Raikas community hard
'Open forests for livestock grazing'
Otaram Dewasi, Rajasthan's Minister of Dairy, Devasthan and Gaupalan department and India’s first cow minister, tells Down To Earth how the …
विश्व दुग्ध दिवस: लॉकडाउन ने कम की ऊंटनी के दूध की खपत
दुनियाभर में एक जून विश्व दुग्ध दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है। यह पहली बार है कि जब ऊंटनी का दूध (कैमल मिल्क) ...
Deserted by policy
Rajasthan's livestock is facing a threat as grazing lands disappear and laws paralyse traditional economic incentives for keepers
रेगिस्तान के ऊंटों में फैली मेंज बीमारी, लॉकडाउन में नहीं मिल रहा इलाज
राजस्थान के राज्य पशु ऊंट में इन दिनों मेंज बीमारी लगी हुई है, लेकिन लॉकडाउन की वजह से उन्हें इलाज नहीं मिल पा रहा ...
How to make camel milk profitable for small herders
Forming a cooperative to streamline production and market products can benefit small-scale herders who are losing income
Burden of beast
Mounting economic pressures cast a dark shadow on the future of camels and their traditional breeders in Rajasthan
Are we ecological serial killers or benevolent conservationists? Muriel Kakani narrates some refreshing perspectives of camel herders in Rajasthan