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Tibet: Environmental Destruction: Part III


Piles of logs lay strewn along a stream next to denuded hillside. Unrestricted logging practices lead to erosion, landslides, and flooding. [John Ackerly]





A typical example of road blockage and silting resulting from a landslide caused by clearcutting, on the border between Tibet and China. [Stone Routes]





Although laws against the hunting of endangered species exist, the Chinese have shown no commitment to enforcing them, and the once abundant wildlife has largely disappeared. This snow leopard skin, hung up for sale on the open market, was photographed in Lhasa. [Carol Elchert]


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