Improvement of Tibet's Eco Environment Effective
   2012-08-13 06:42:22    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Fuyu

 

Chinese and foreign experts have re-affirmed achievements made by the Chinese government to continuously improve the ecological environment in Tibet.

CRI's Su Yi has more.

Tibet, located on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, provides sources of many famous Asian rivers such as the Ganges and the Indus River.

Moreover, more than one hundred rare animals including Tibetan antelopes and wild donkeys live here. However, due to its unique plateau climate and geographic conditions, the ecological environment in Tibet is very fragile.

In recent years, Chinese central government has upgraded building Tibet's green ecological shelters as a national strategy.

Dawa Tsering, a researcher with the Academy of Social Sciences of the Tibet Autonomous Region, says Chinese government has invested more and more every year so as to protect Tibet's ecological environment.

The government has achieved positive results in protecting wild animals, building nature reserves and treating pollution. Aimed at protecting the fragile ecological environment, the government also takes special measures on tourism routes and large projects.

"The growth of tourist number brings pressure on natural environment of tourist sites and we specially design the tourism routes to release the pressure. On the other hand, in terms of large projects, for example, we have banned mining sites since 2005 so as to protect the vegetation of districts with fragile ecological environment."

China also actively conducted international cooperation to protect Tibet's ecological environment. Andreas Gruschke, a German professor of University Leipzig, is one of scholars to join the international cooperation. He has visited Tibet over fifty times since 1984. He says the improvement of ecological environment in Tibet has made great progress.

"The first time I came to China was in 1984. It has made great changes. Many people who lived in the prairie have moved into cities. Now in their houses, you can see televisions, motorcycles even cars. They are indeed richer than the past."

Meanwhile, experts say the protection of ecological environment in Tibet still faces many challenges.

Among them, climate change is the biggest one. The side effects of climate change include melting polar ice, rising lake levels and other environmental reactions that ultimately affect local plants, animals and herdsmen.

For CRI, I'm Su Yi.

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