Justice For Tibetan Nomads

 

Tibetan nomads have adapted to the unique conditions of the Tibetan Plateau and made a sustainable living for centuries. Sadly, over the past almost two decades, China has been forcibly removing nomads from their land under the disguise of environmental protection.

Previously, this has been done piecemeal. However, China’s launch of a new system of national parks across the Tibetan plateau in 2020 will mean displacing the remaining nomads from the grasslands and the end of Tibetan ownership over their land and way of life.

Our campaign is about ensuring the rights of nomads are protected under China’s new national parks initiative.

In order to make the nomads’ story gain the attention it deserves and exert real pressure on China, we will mobilise support from the mainstream environmental movement and build strategic alliances.

In June, we are launching a new report documenting the challenges Tibetan nomads face today. The launch event will include a public talk and photo exhibition.

Along with garnering support to ensure the rights of Tibetan nomads are respected, we will work with journalists to shine a light on what is happening and collaborate with other Tibet groups, on a world stage, to bring global attention to the issue.

Photo © John Birchak

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