Environmental Protection -Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute, Westtibet
Until the early 1980s West Tibet's population virtually consisted of self-sustaining nomads only. Since that time a rapid development has taken place, with radical changes in lifestyle. Larger settlements are developing. Modern consumer goods and technologies are finding their way to the area. Thereby previously unknown environmental problems are occurring, such as the increasing accumulation of non-degradable urban waste.
"Keep Clean Mt. Kailash" Campaign
Performed measures and actions:
Internal Environmental Education
The students at the Tibetan Medical School Mt. Kailash are sensitized to the problems of environmental protection and educated to a responsible contact with nature. The aim is to ensure that students, after completion of their studies and return to their home villages as doctors, transmit there the environment protection thoughts.
Environmental Protection Concept
The leaders of Kailashprojekte develop, jointly with the authorities, monasteries, tourism industry and local population, an environmental protection concept covering
- Information and education
- Provision of infrastructure
- Organization of a maintenance and inspection service
- Provision of financial resources
The concept includes the following topics:
- Waste disposal
- Excrement disposal
- Water usage
- Energy supply
For more information see „Umweltschutz in der Kailashregion - Eine Situtationsanalyse" (german)
Protection Area for the Kailash Region
|Why is the Kailashregion is worth a protection?
What are the objectives to be achieved with a protection area?
The Kailashprojekte aim is to establish a protection area for the entire Kailash region to preserve it in its uniqueness, where mythology, religion and culture become one with the inherent natural beauty.
For more information see „Umweltschutz in der Kailashregion - Eine Situtationsanalyse" (german).