Tibet, China Conservation

With technical support and training from Future Generations China, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China has achieved major conservation success:

Pendeba Society: Pendebas are community service volunteers and conservation stewards who improve health, sanitation, and livelihoods within Tibet's protected areas. The Pendeba Society, the first non-profit organization to be registered in Shigatse Prefecture (Everest region) supports a network of 270 Pendebas within the Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) National Nature Preserve.

Visit our partner website at: www.pendeba.org.

Qomolangma (Everest) National Nature Preserve (QNNP) The QNNP recently celebrated its 20th anniversary as one of the first protected areas in the world to be managed by local people in partnership with local governments. Local stewardship has helped to increase population numbers for such endangered species as the Tibetan wild ass, blue sheep, and snow leopard.

Four Great Rivers: The size of Washington State, the Four Great Rivers region contains a  "sea of forests" that buffer the upper watersheds for 20 percent of humanity. This region is protected through a network of nature preserves and an ecological protection plan that encourages community conservation and the training of Pendebas, community service volunteers and conservation stewards.

Lhalu Wetlands in Lhasa: This national nature preserve, known as the "lungs of Lhasa," is among the largest urban wetlands in Asia.

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