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The living plateau, changing lives of herders in Qinghai

The living plateau, changing lives of herders in Qinghai

concluding seminar of the Qinghai Livestock Development Project

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Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Qinghai Sheng (China),
  • China,
  • Qinghai Sheng
    • Subjects:
    • Herders -- China -- Qinghai Sheng -- Social life and customs -- Congresses.,
    • Qinghai Sheng (China) -- Social life and customs -- Congresses.

    • About the Edition

      Contributed articles presented at a seminar.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-91)

      Statementeditors, Nico van Wageningen, Sa Wenjun.
      GenreCongresses.
      ContributionsWageningen, Nico Van., Sa, Wenjun., International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development., Qinghai Livestock Development Project.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS793.T7 L58 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination96 p. :
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3594288M
      ISBN 109291153761
      LC Control Number2002301837
      OCLC/WorldCa50227333

      The Tibet-Qinghai Plateau This physical feature is also called the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibet-Qinghai Plateau is, as you can tell by the name, a plateau. This plateau covers almost a quarter of China’s land and is more than two miles (13, feet) above sea level on average. The area is rocky and very cold due to the height of the plateau.   Tibetan herders have lived for centuries in the high grasslands of Central Asia, yet many development programs are currently transforming their lives. One of the main assumptions of government policy, in China and around the world, is that the provision of social services is best provided in settled, urban environments. Such drastic changes from traditional pastoral livelihoods, however, .

        "The North Pole, South Pole and Tibetan Plateau are changing more rapidly than elsewhere," according to Marc Foggin, executive director of Plateau Perspectives, an international organization that aims to improve local people's lives and protect the natural environment through community-based projects.   MADOI, China — If modern material comforts are the measure of success, then Gere, a year-old former yak-and-sheep herder in China’s western Qinghai Province, should be a happy man.

        1. Introduction. About 42% of China’s territory is rangeland, where historically, the most widespread land use has been mobile pastoralism. Pastoral communities in many regions of China traditionally rely on community customary institutions shaped by cultural norms, indigenous knowledge, and social reciprocity to collectively manage livestock and rangelands (Goldstein and Beall, , .   Melting Glaciers On The Tibetan Plateau Date: J Source: World Wide Fund for Nature Summary: "If I compare this land to what it used to be in the s, it is difficult for me to.


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The Living Plateau: changing lives of herders in Qinghai. Concluding seminar of the Qinghai livestock development project. Author(s): Wageningen, N. van; Wenjun, S. Author Affiliation: RDP Livestock Services, Steynlaan 19F, EA Zeist, by: 3.

van Wageningen, N.; Sa Wenjun. eds. The living plateau: changing lives of herders in Qinghai - concluding seminar of the Qinghai livestock development project. The living plateau Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.

96p. ISBN: "The living plateau: changing lives of herders in Qinghai," International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (Icimod), Kathmandu, ; "The barbed walls of China: a contemporary. The Socioeconomic Situation of Herders in Guoluo Prefecture [Wageningen, N.;Wenjun, S.

(ed.), The Living Plateau: Chaning Lives of Herders in Qinghai - Concluding Seminar of Qinghai Livestock Development Project. ISBN: Access restricted due.

For example, herders in an area of the north-eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau that lacked meteorological records, attributed declining biomass to reduced summer-autumn rainfall and colder winter.

Situated in the northern region of the Tibetan Plateau some 3, meters above sea level, M Township in Qinghai province is home to a large Tibetan community. In this vast but sparsely populated region, most herders live alongside their livestock, deep in the mountains and far from roads.

The Living Plateau: Changing Lives of Herders in Qinghai. Kathmandu: ICIMOD: Ecological Situation of High-frigid Rangeland and its Sustainability-A Case Study on the Constraints and. Rangelands provide several valuable ecological services and provide for the livelihoods of local herders on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP).

However, rangelands are being degraded due to overgrazing, policy changes and climate change. In this context, a survey was conducted in Zhuaxixiulong township of Gansu Province, China to examine the rangeland management systems and identify problems. The story of King Gesar, an 11th-century Tibetan warrior with boundless supernatural powers, has for centuries been preserved by the singers and storytellers living on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

The authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region have announced plans to further rehouse and relocate more thanpeople by the end of In Qinghai province, on the eastern part of the Tibetan plateau, the authorities have relocated and settlednomadic herders since the early s, and have announced their intent to turn an.

Pastoralists have long inhabited vast areas of western China, including the Tibetan Plateau region. Their traditional land use practices and cultural conservation ethic have helped to protect the natural resource base upon which they depend and the wildlife that co-exist with them in the grassland landscapes.

However, in a rapidly changing socio-economic environment, including. Pastoralists living in snow leopard habitats on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau of China possess a deep and intricate understanding of the environments in which they live, and can serve as strong conservation allies by playing direct roles in scientific endeavors via expert elicitation and engagement.

The plateau is bounded by the Himalayas in the southwest and the Kunlun and Aljin mountains in the northeast. It towers over southwestern China at an average elevation of m above sea level and is known as "the roof of the world." Covering more than million km(2), the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau is the highest and largest plateau in the world.

Tibet Railway, since the operation on July 1st,has become one of the busiest railways in Asia. As the only railway connecting Tibet with the outside world, Tibet railway, also known as the Qinghai Tibet Railway, is not only take the local Tibet Tibetans out of the plateau, where they have been living for centuries, but also bring millions of travelers from all over the world to.

The nomad settlement campaign began as early as the s but its pace notably picked up in the past decade as part of government efforts to boost welfare and living standards for Tibetan herders.

Bauer, K. () New homes, new lives–the social and economic effects of resettlement on Tibetan nomads (Yushu prefecture, Qinghai province, PRC). Nomadic Peoples, 19, – Bernard, H.R. () Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches.

There are three major groups of people in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, namely, Tibetan nomads, peasants and urban residents. Tibetan Nomadic Family. The living style of Tibetan nomads hasn’t changed a lot since the kingdom of Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century.

They always wear Tibetan leather robes and lead a nomadic life in the northern Tibet. Downloadable (with restrictions). This book provides unique insights into the challenges and potential solutions to alleviate poverty in western China. Many people are interested in China's economic and social development; the development of Tibet is an important part of this narrative.

Unlike big cities in the east of China, Tibet is still underdeveloped, with severe poverty, relatively poor. To reiterate the issue the article raises at the end, the ecological migration policy forces these herders to change their way of life.

Originally self-sufficient, these herders have become property-less, trying to eke out a living. Whilst some have the skills to scrape by, there are those worse off like Sonka in the article. "The living plateau: changing lives of herders in Qinghai," International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (Icimod), Kathmandu, ; "The barbed walls of China: a contemporary grassland.

Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau 1. Introduction The Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is one of the world’s largest pastoral ecosystems [1]. It has experienced rapid environmental and societal changes under the context of nearly two millennia of human–wildlife coexistence [2,3].

The area is significant geographically, providing the headwaters. Kato, T., Tang, Y., Gu, S., et al. (). Temperature and biomass influences on interannual changes in CO 2 exchange in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Global Change Biology, 12, – CrossRef Google Scholar.For more t years, the Tibetan nomads have roamed freely on the lush grasslands of China’s Tibetan Plateau, also called “the Roof of the World.”.