What is unique about the kharai camel

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Magazine review from April 13th, 2021 - Hakai

Boyce Upholt ponders in an article in the magazine whether we might get the Seas a haven could be when the mainland has become too inhospitable. The bitcoin trader and co-founder of Ocean BuildersChad Elwartowski about 20 high-techLiving pods for his damp utopia. However, his project also raises questions: "Legal experts believe that there is no workable mechanism by which a floating structure becomes a recognized nation could be. Surabhi Ranganathan, professor of law at Cambridge University, explains the challenges: A country's national waters extend 22 kilometers beyond the coast. Then there is one large area where the nation controls the ocean's economic resources. Beyond this limit, 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) from the coast, one is in fact free from existing states and anyone can build something there. But the construction will cause all sorts of problems - there is no anchorage, food is far away - and besides, one will be called some kind of pirate treated that is not protected by international treaties. It would be much safer than the task of statehood to be to join a statewhose laws you agree to. A ship is like a floating piece of the nation whose flag it flies. This is why cruise ships and fishing vessels choose 'flags of choice' and register in countries where lax regulations allow maximum profit. In 2017 the Seasteading Institute spun off a for-profit sister company called Blue Frontiers, which aimed to pursue this strategy further: a one-hectare floating island was to be built in French Polynesia. The company's founders wanted the island to be declared a special economic zone. In exchange for jobs and other benefits the new island could bring to French Polynesia, they hoped to find one Tax rate of zero percent to negotiate. "

Magazine review from December 22nd, 2020 - Hakai

Christopher Clark takes a look at that coastCongowhere the traditional Shark fishing nourished the population economically and literally. Now threatens overfishing - not only because of the professionalization of the branch, the lack of regulation by the state and the increasing presence of China in the region, but also because shark is now a central part of the diet throughout the country. In addition: "The Covid19 pandemic has blocked international trade routes and thus further paralyzed the already tumbling economy of the Congo. Meanwhile, a growing number of migrants across the country and the surrounding region are pushed towards the coast - the result of a combination Climate change and trouble spots. The competition for the already over-exploited resources is increasing. In addition, the Congo continues to attract fishermen from other West African countries whose fish stocks have either been exhausted or who have been subjected to stricter controls to prevent this from happening. Should Congo's fisheries collapse, the consequences would be felt across the country and in the surrounding region. In view of the similarly gloomy situation for the Sardines, most of which are sold to China to make fishmeal, this collapse would not only create grave economic and environmental concerns, but also pose a significant nutritional risk. In a country whose population largely relies on fish - and especially on shark - as primary and often the only source of protein dependent, the welfare of the fishing industry could prove to be Matter of life and death turn out. For the time being, however, and contrary to a plethora of international recommendations from organizations such as the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, shark fishing will remain de facto unregulated."

Magazine review from October 6th, 2020 - Hakai

Stranded in 2018 alone 200 North Korean fishing boats on Japan's coast - often without a trace of anglers, occasionally some mummified remains can be found. Japan is now working on evacuating the fishermen and their nutshells, some of which are in the water 500 kilometers from their own coast. Andrea Valentino has explored the causes of this tragic story: Since the great famine in the early 1990s, fishing has been one of the country's main sources of food. "And yet North Korea has had fishing rights off its own coast in recent years ceded to China, The money was probably needed after the country was sanctioned for its nuclear tests. The regime achieves this annually $ 75 million in hard currency, but also cut off their own fishermen from their traditional waters. This, in turn, forces North Korean anglers to venture deeper into the sea - not just for themselves, but also within the tough odds of the regime to meet. Members of the United Nations, including Canada, imposed new sanctions on North Korea in 2017 to prevent the country from selling the fishing rights. But with 800 Chinese fishing trawlers reportedly operating in North Korean waters in the last year alone, there is little evidence that Beijing and Pyongyang attach particular importance to these UN efforts. ... With their chugging engines of 36 horsepower and their tarpaulin dwellings, the North Korean boats are not even well suited for calm coastal waters, let alone for the rain and the gusts off the Japanese coast. ... If you also consider that the ships have no GPS, it quickly becomes clear how these invaders could become ghost ships: Once they have strayed off course or no longer able to withstand the strong tides, the fishermen eventually die hunger or exhaustion. Their boats hit Japan weeks and months later. No wonder Chongjin recently got a new nickname: the city of widows."

In addition, F. Salazar writes about how a nest on a Norwegianisland cannot really make tourist capital from the fact that researchers consider this island, for very good reasons, to be that legendary soil that the Roman author Pytheas once "Ultima Thule"baptized (even if the island is actually not really that far up north).

Magazine review from 09/29/2020 - Hakai

Hakai is a Canadian magazine that is devoted to societies around the world that live on coasts. A wonderful idea! Shanna Baker sends a very nice report from India Gujarat, on its coasts Camels through the water to small islands swimto get their food - mangrove groves. Who would have thought camels could swim? They are Kharai camels, "a breed unique to this wedge of the world, named after the local word for 'salty'. The animals eat mangroves and other salty foods along the mainland, but also regularly swim up to three or four kilometers into the Arabian Sea to gain access to island groves. " We learn that camels can also adapt to extreme heat and cold. "In regions hit by increasing drought and drought, camels can replace cows, sheep and other less resilient livestock. For example, camels have been in for the past 20 or 30 years Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda become a new achievement. They are a source of milk, meat and wool and are used for tourism and racing. 'No other pet is capable of humans so many different services In 2015, French-based camel expert Bernard Faye wrote, who is convinced that camels are the animals of the future.