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Tibet: Environmental Destruction: Part I


Logs from the hillsides being collected and transported along a river to their destination at lumber mills (Kham). [John Ackerly]





An example of damage caused by reckless clearcutting of Tibetan forests. It is estimated that approximately 50 percent of Tibet's forests have been cut down, with little or no attempt to restore the devastated land. Consequences include extensive erosion, flooding, and the silting of many Asian rivers that arise in Tibet (Kham). [John Ackerly]





An aerial view depicting the denuded hillsides along a river in Kham. This type of uncontrolled timber harvest leads to devastating landslides and floods. [John Ackerly]


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