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Tibet 2003: State of the Environment


The following report is used with permission from the Environment and Development Desk; Department of Information and International Relations; Central Tibetan Administration; Dharamsala 176 215, HP., India. White paper, July, 2003; Phone: +91-1892-222510, 224662, 222457. Fax: +91-1892-224957.

A list of specialist publications and audio-video material on Tibet are available from the above address. These include books, pamphlets and news periodicals in Tibetan, English, Hindi and Chinese.

[Note: To obtain copies of this report contact the Department of Information and International Relations at edd@tibet.net]

  • Foreword
  • Summary
  • Desertification: Grassland Politics
  • Pasture Degradation: Observation of International Agencies
  • Beijing's Undermining of the Traditional Livestock management System
  • Urbanization and destruction of Grasslands
  • Dubious Policies
  • Local Employment: The Only Viable Solution
  • Biodiversity Conservation: Policies versus Implementation
  • Exotic, Non-native species: A Threat to Tibet's Endemic Wealth
  • Wildlife Protection and Hunting Tours: A Policy Contradiction
  • Resource Extraction: State of the Environment
  • Water Resource Exploitation: Long Term Consequences
  • Deforestation
  • Logging Ban: A Positive Move, But is it effective?
  • Aerial Sowing and Mountain Closure: Inappropriate Ways to Reforest
  • Land Reclamation: The Vehicle to escalate Chinese Settlement
  • Mineral Exploitation Industries: Marginalising Tibetans
  • The Railway: Route for Resource Extraction
  • Looking to the Future
  • Lessons from Ancient Chinese Proverb

[Source: Used with permission from Environment and Development Desk. Department of Information and International Relations; Central Tibetan Administration; Dharamsala, India.] Copyright 2003 Environment and Development Desk, DIIR, CTA
ISBN 81-86627-21-9

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