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THE LAST BLOG?

Well, maybe not. But I do want to introduce myself, the author of all the www.rukor.org blogs, if only to say hello and goodbye. When I started this blog a few years ago, it seemed to me that debate on … Continue reading

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IS A RAILWAY A GIFT TO ANTELOPE BIRTHING?

EXCLUSIONS, EXEMPTIONS, SCIENTIFIC NARROWNESS, NATURE versus NOMADIC  CULTURE Blog one of two on UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE IN TIBET:   June 2017:  One month before the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is due to decide the fate of a large portion of … Continue reading

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ERASING NOMADS AND MEMORY OF PASTORAL PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES

EXCLUSIONS, EXEMPTIONS, SCIENTIFIC NARROWNESS, NATURE versus NOMADIC  CULTURE Blog two of two on UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE IN TIBET:   What the World Heritage experts have failed to notice is that most of the Tibetans were removed well before the World … Continue reading

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KOKOSHILI/HOH XIL

NATURAL AND CULTURAL WORLD HERITAGE in KOKOSHILI/HOH XIL: TIBET’S EMPTY QUARTER OR HUMAN LANDSCAPE? Blog 1 of 2 on the decision facing UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the first week of July 2017 A remote, high, frigid land of lakes … Continue reading

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EMPTY QUARTER OR HUMAN LANDSCAPE?

KOKOSHILI/HOH XIL: TIBET’S EMPTY QUARTER OR HUMAN LANDSCAPE? NATURAL AND CULTURAL WORLD HERITAGE   Blog 2 of 2 on the decision facing UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the first week of July 2017   The inspiring example of Tibetans determined … Continue reading

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Innermost Veins of our Planet #1

CHINA’S HI-TECH AMBITIONS TO SUPPLANT THE WORLD’S TOP MANUFACTURING COUNTRIES, BY EXTRACTION OF RARE STRATEGIC METALS FROM TIBET Blog #1 of 2 LHAGANG LITHIUM AND RARE EARTH DEPOSITS   Fresh evidence has emerged confirming how and why Tibetans in remote … Continue reading

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Innermost Veins of our Planet #2

CHINA’S HI-TECH AMBITIONS TO SUPPLANT THE WORLD’S TOP MANUFACTURING COUNTRIES, BY EXTRACTION OF RARE STRATEGIC METALS FROM TIBET Blog #2 of 2 LITHIUM, HI-TECH STEALTH BOMBERS AND THE DAM PLANS ON THE NYAGCHU/YALONG RIVER Even though extraction on a commercial … Continue reading

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CONCRETE WALLS ACROSS THE GREAT TIBETAN RIVERS

HYDRO DAMS ADVANCING UP THE RIVERS OF EASTERN TIBET   Will Tibetan rivers be saved from damming? We now know what China’s planners intend, in more detail than when the 13th Five-Year Plan was announced early in 2016. Now, at … Continue reading

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IN THE “NO-MAN’S LAND” OF TIBET

 EVALUATING CHINA’S NOMINATION OF HOH XIL NATURE RESERVE TO BECOME A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE NATURAL PROPERTY #1 of a series of 3 blogs   The cute Tibetan chiru antelope mascot of the Beijing Olympics is to be saved, by making … Continue reading

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EMPTYING TIBETAN LANDS FOR SAFARI TOURISM

EVALUATING CHINA’S NOMINATION OF HOH XIL NATURE RESERVE TO BECOME A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE NATURAL PROPERTY #3 of a series of 3 blogs WATER VERSUS PASTORALISM In 2007, China’s leading research institute for making Tibet a scientific object reported that: … Continue reading

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