Category Archives: NOMADS & GRASSLAND

Mining for gold after kicking out the Tibetan nomads

SNNR Dachang Overview LABELLED

The establishment of protected nature reserves is a time-tested method of asserting state authority over territories and peoples that were previously subject to weak control. Whether it is in the name of protecting tigers in India, forests in Central America …

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Walls close in on Tibetan nomads promised better life

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Philip Wen
February 20, 2012

Losang, a dark, stocky man with a shock of jet black hair and a beaming grin, is known as the happiest man in his village. The former nomad cackles with infectious laughter after almost every …

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Vanishing Nomads of Tibet

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Vanishing Nomads of Tibet
by Tsering Tsomo

Published in Border Affairs
Vol. 12 No. 1, Oct-Dec. 2010
The full article can be read on the author’s blog .

In 1930s Iran, many Kurdish and Lurid …

China Under Fire from UN for Tibet Human Rights Violations

Source: The Tibet Post

Dharamshala: The forced relocation of Tibetan nomads to urban centres is causing a wave of unemployment and leading to poverty for those inside Chinese-occupied Tibet, the 16th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva …

Snuffing out the nomads?

Monday, February 23, 2009
Tashi Tsering

A friend brought this Reuters article to my attention. He was baffled by the sheer number of Tibetan herders that the article says will be relocated. According to the article, there are 530,000 nomads …

Depopulating the Tibetan grasslands

The role of national policies and perspectives for the future of Tibetan herders, Qinghai Province, China
J Marc Foggin, PhD (October 2007)

Depopulating the Tibetan grasslands: The role of national policies and perspectives for the future of Tibetan herders, Qinghai …

Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau Rangelands in Western China — Part Three: Pastoral Development and Future Challenges

Modern pastoral development began in Tibetan nomadic areas in the late 1950s and 1960s. Thousands of years of  traditional pastoralism were radically and abruptly changed with the formation of Chinese communist collectives and all animals and the tools of production …