In Tibet, historic sites are threatened by the boom in tourism | Tibet News

Tourism is booming in Tibet. More Chinese are traveling to the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this poses risks to the fragile environment and historic sites in the region. “The biggest challenge for us is the contradiction between the protection and use of cultural relics,” said Gonggar Tashi, chief administrator of the Potala Palace. At the Potala Palace, …

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New find shows Tibet as crossroads for giant rhino dispersal

The giant rhinoceros, Paraceratherium, is considered the largest land mammal to ever live and is found primarily in Asia, particularly China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan. However, how this genre spread across Asia has long been a mystery. A new discovery has just shed light on this process. Professor DENG Tao of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of …

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