Thursday, 18 August 2011

Heart of Asia

In the Asian maps, Tibet is located as a part of the china. Actually, Tibet had been a full sovereign country! It has been naturally endowed with wide ranges of mountains covered with forests, natural seas and springs, great rivers and highly verified species of animals. Due to these characters, Tibet had been playing the heart role of the Asian continent. I am not telling it because it is my country but due to the truth of it, I am made to express it, due to the pride of its rich and pure environment, I am made to exhale the breath of truth. Tibetan natural resources had remained pure and undisturbed until the rule of china over Tibet. But from that reign of the Chinese, every thing started excavating and exploitation of our nature took place in Tibet.

At a glance to the Tibetan country, it has many rivers that flow out to many other countries in Asia, it has very rich minerals and mines like borax, uranium, copper and it has very rich forests. For the most, it is the home of very large number of different kinds of species which are mostly not found in the other parts of the world. But now it is being very highly degraded and it due to the great exploitation of resources like; forests, water and minerals by the government of the china. Due to this great exploitation, many other part of Asia to be affected is a clear view in every sight! Decades before Chinese have started exporting large amount of metals and woods from Tibet. Due to the construction of this railway to Lhasa it has taken the homes   of many Tibetan settlers and many mountains had been exploited. If we destroy a forest, it has the equal affect on the other forms of resources since they are all inter-linked and inter-depended.

Tibet is the principle watershed for the Asian countries. Tibet is mountainous and much of the terrain is very steep, so that many rivers have enormous drops in elevation.  Countries like India, Pakistan and many others are depending for the water resource to Tibet, and those are mostly developing countries, so, if the source of the energy to these countries if averted, there is assurance of occurring unpredicted threat to these countries on account to the way of development of it. Besides, India has a great problem due to the shortage of the water and electricity. Main Indian natural rivers like Brahamaputra, Ganga Sutlej and many more are initiated from Tibet. If the sources of the rivers are avoided, the problem in the other countries would become from bad to worse. There in Tibet is being constructed huge dams at a very high number and it is being used for the generation of hydro-electricity, and there by, the flow of those rivers out of the country is cut off. And we should always remember that these can be dried or lost with excess of spoilt. Everything is not permanent on this world! Having isn’t and losing isn’t permanent. Everything will not remain same if not cared, if not preserved. Besides, there are more than fifteen hundred lakes scattered every where in Tibet. Those lakes filled with fish and surrounded by great grasslands, provided ideal space for the purpose of animal husbandry.

Tibet had been very rich in the forest resource, there were forest filled with animals and tress. Beside there were found a lot of minerals that had a very high economic value. But the Tibetans had never been mining it since! But for instance, it could have been an imaginable useful matter for the development of anything if developed for the use in the particular purpose. With the northern part of India, Tibetans even had exported wool of sheep and goat in trade! With china, Tibetans usually had medicinal commerce but it had been mostly by individuals that meant to be illegal (plants those having medicinal property collected from the forests by oneself). However it had a big role in the betterment of the both peoples of both countries. Tibetans had a very huge number of cattle and its production also had a great commercial value with high production. Many illegal traders from Tibet are out of their laws but they traded animal skins and animal products which had felt use for the livelihood of both the traders. But I don’t appreciate their attitude. Genuinely, it had supported. Many of Tibetans use to sell woods and agricultural products in the market abroad. Those woods have been cut by those Tibetans from the naturally occurring forests and those use to be cheap for the consumers! The main product of Tibetan farm is mostly wheat and barley etc.

Minerals like uranium, which have a very high value economically is found abundant in Tibet. It is now being exported to china and it has played the heart role in the up bringing of the economic of china. This also has the main part in the nuclear power stations. This has served much. The forest resource exported from Tibet to china is said that it had estimate worth of $54 billion of trees felled. With such ruthless and deliberate deforestation, Tibet’s ecosystem has deteriorated rapidly. Central Tibet alone has more than 5760 varieties of plants of which 3000 have economic value. Besides, there are over 1000 varieties of medicinal herbs. Most of them had high economic value and easy to collect, as their growth is concentrated! So, how much that would cost! Minerals like copper, gold, silver, aluminum are now going to extract in large quantities from Tibet. The deposits of uranium and borax are the biggest in the world! The deposits of lithium constitute half the world’s supply! Tibet’s copper deposit is the second largest of Asia and its reserves of the iron and chrome are larger than any in china! These are not fair. But this would help many helpless countries for their development.  Many explorations regarding the search for new elements are taking place in Tibet by the Chinese. These steps have reduced the purity and the efficiency of nature in Tibet, and now it has reduced and polluted. The resource of Tibet is of this Asia and of this world; this is for the natural development of this world. But it should not be exploited! Then the real value of this natural world can be witnessed.

For the great surprise, in Tibet those animals which are meant to be a rare species on the world are easily found and those had not been hunted in a large scale until the year of 1959. So people and the animals have been living hand by hand. There was a perfect peace and means of prosperity among humans and all the sentient beings! As a heredity culture, Tibetans considered it has a religious act in saving the lives and the nature. They believed that the prosperity of the country lies on the relationship between human beings, animals and the prestigious nature. As long as the nature of the region is healthy, the harmony of the country isn’t a dream. The reputed earth has been help for the survival of everything, but how can we human beings be that much ignorant and destructive? Tibet is going on degrading and the species are becoming extinct from there and they are also being migrated! Even these animals have understood the evil heart of the destroyer, how can they be so still! It is the Chinese policy and it should be unveiled in front of the world so that they won’t be that foolish by thinking that they are the only one!

We Tibetans are the native people of Tibet but we had been expelled due to the invasion of Chinese over Tibetans. We should spread the case of the Chinese exploitation of natural resources in Tibet world wide to make the people abroad to understand the carelessness, ruthlessness, selfishness of the Chinese. We can establish anti-Chinese policy organizations and try to cease the ruthless deteriorations of the nature. We have to do what we can and the rest is to be left on our faith to the gods. We have to make the U.N. organization to know about our poor environmental exploitations led by the Chinese. The environmental orgs should drag this case of Tibet without any disintegration. The Chinese people have to realize about their wrong deeds that is causing damage to the various live forms and the nature. 
As far as we Tibetans are concerned, the whole people of the world are equally responsible for the protection of the Tibet’s nature. It is genuinely of the world only!

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