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Mangal Communities in the United Arab Emirates

Mangroves trees are such critical component of the natural ecosystems found in the U.A.E. that a more precise term, mangal, is now used to refer to the complete network of flora and fauna dependent on them. Mangrove is now restricted to individual tree species within the larger mangal environment. The distinction is important because many such species today are non-native to the area, and can in turn attract symbiotic species which are themselves non-native.

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Agricultural Studies

Use of Public Lands for Grazing

The issue of grazing on public lands has been a controversial one going back even before the passing of the Taylor Grazing Act. There are many good arguments in favor of it, including strengthening economies through stabilizing and promoting the beef industry.  There are also many drawbacks, particularly the environmental damage that grazing – and overgrazing – can cause  to the local ecosystems.  For any policy to work, both the negative and positive impacts of grazing on public lands will have to be considered and worked into a feasible plan of action. This paper outlines arguments for and against the grazing of livestock on public lands and talks a little about public policy in the future of this controversial topic.

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Agricultural Studies

California and the Colorado River Compact

The Colorado River Compact was an agreement made in the 1920s that governed the use of the water rights along the river. The agreement included seven states in the United States of America, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming were the upper quadrant of the division- and California, Nevada and Arizona were in the southern portion of the division.

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Agricultural Studies

Mangrove Plantation and Its Advantages Production of Mangroves and its benefits has overruled its industrialization

Abstract:

The purpose of this research report is to examine the production of mangrove and its natural habitats, the collection of various samples of the roots, leaves and seeds and perform experiments to extract different metals and some very useful compounds such as fatty acids, which are also known as vegetable oil. The emphasis of the project is to determine the condition of the coastal areas and its soil with compatibility to the mangrove growth and the impacts of the plantation on the marine and wild life. The research question here depicts the comparison between the production of the forests and the economic, industrial and the biological advantages which are facilitated by human activities and deforestation. This study consists of various journal reports as well as the power point presentation which possess massive information of the cultivation, production and germination of the mangrove forests, any barriers to its survival, and at the same time, the benefits marine life and the natural habitats like birds, fish and other land animals receive from its existence.

Trees, forests and wild life are considered an endangered species in our world today. The afforestation process takes much longer than the destruction of the habitats as mangroves require an extreme weather and soil conditions. From my point of view, Mangroves are swampy plants and thus the arid conditions needs to be converted into a tropical one. The areas researched in my project has been described further in this investigation, as well as information of the UAE’s economic and land composition is discussed as which part of the UAE is best for the mangrove cultivation and ways to save the costs of animal food by providing mangrove leaves as fodder for camels, birds and other farm animals.

 

Introduction:

Mangroves are one of the richest and the oldest, diverse plantations of the U.A.E coastal areas, with high salinity and with potential economic value as described by Avicennia marina (Western, 1989, Embabi, 1993).  The report is based on the historical, economic, ecological, and anthropological survival of the mangroves vegetation within the U.A.E. with various conditions as well its dispersion and existence worldwide. The U.A.E. Coastline is sheltered by the mangroves vegetation in the tropics and the subtropics, where they fulfill some very importance functions. Providing various fertility benefits for the soil, mangroves contribute to the protection, conservation of biological diversity, provision of habitat, and bringing provisions for a variety of fish and shellfish according to the FAO (2005). The research question is, “Has the Production of Mangroves and its natural habitats increased potentially over the industrial and biological advantages of Mangroves in the recent years. Do you agree?”

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Answering questions for a USDA Scholars Scholaship

1 I have read The Ben Carson Story “Gifted Hands” and it inspired me to be the best I can be and never fear facing life’s obstacles. The story is about the author himself overcoming the greatest obstacles and becoming the best surgeon in the world regardless of his humble background. The book made mew feel that am not that much different from Ben especially considering that I also experience the love from my two determined parents who possess unswerving Christian faith