Tag: Wild

Naturally growing wild plants are beneficial for chromium alleviation

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Pakistan is an agricultural country and its GDP majorly dependent on agriculture. Since 2005 crop growth and productivity reduced due to rapid industrialization. Due to energy crisis farmers prefer to use waste water as it is easily available. Farmers are unaware of nature of waste water as it is major source of contaminants like heavy metals and other toxicants. Chromium (Cr) is seventh most abundant element in earth crust. In earth crust Cr abundance ranges from 100 to 300 micrograms per…Read More

Wild edible fruits of Pakistan

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article image From the very beginning, human beings are dependent on plants for food and shelter. Therefore, a great variety of non-cultivated plants have long formed a part of diet of the humans. Fruits play a significant role in human nutrition. They are an important source of minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, oils and other antioxidant compounds. The Holy Quran has described date, grape, fig, olive and pomegranate as heavenly fruits. They have cleansing effect on the blood and improve…Read More

Wild birds: career of infectious diseases

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article image By Dr. Saif Ur RehmanWILD BIRDS and especially migratory species transmit a wide range of parasitic infections to human and other living organisms. Certain types of pathogens are closely associated with migratory birds in comparison to other animal species. There is no truism indirect transmission of parasitic infection from wild bird to human being. There exist many human infections that can theoretically be transmitted from the aforementioned bird species although the base of science for most…Read More

Dozens of more wild peacocks die

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The threat to wildlife is get worse as dozens of more wild peacocks have died in Pakistan desert, Sindh, apparently due to the outbreak of the highly contagious Newcastle disease rising the death toll of peacocks to over 100.The Wildlife Ministry said that the tests are being done to diagnose the cause of these death, but said the wild peacocks had been weakened by starvation, deforestation and a lack of safe drinking water blamed on delays to the annual monsoon rains."…Read More