The Tibetan Plateau is known as the “Third Pole” covering 2.5 million square kilometers and makes up one quarter of the total area of China today. It is the storehouse of freshwater and source of the earth’s eight largest river systems. For thousands of years the Tibetan farmers, nomads and semi nomads have thrived on the harsh Tibetan Plateau due to their expertise and wise decision-making on the conservation of their ecosystems, wild life population such as the famous Yak.

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