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Tibet: Environmental Destruction: Part II


A familiar scene in traversing Tibet is the product of Chinese road building. The mountainside has been left totally bare, ripe for erosion and lansdslides. [Stone Routes]





Steady streams of trucks have been observed carrying timber back to China. One observer counted 50 trucks in one hour (Kham). [John Ackerly]





Near the Nepal border in the high mountains, Tibetan women are conscripted to carry 100-pound timbers to an area where they can be trucked out to China. [Galen Rowell]


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