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N 117 B 39.4K C 84 E Sep 26, 2009 F Dec 24, 2009
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Summer in Tibet? this whas on 26 September, how lucky can you get.These Tibetan Gazelles to catch them so near and in the snow.
The Goa (Procapra picticaudata), also known as the Tibetan Gazelle, is a species of antelope that inhabits the Tibetan plateau. A typical goa stands about two feet (60cm) tall at the shoulder and weighs about 15kg. Males have long, tapering, ridged horns, reaching lengths of up to 14 inches (35cm). Females have no horns; neither have distinct facial markings. They are grayish brown in colour, with a short, black-tipped tail in the center of a heart-shaped white rump-patch. The thin and long legs of this elegant animal enhance its running skill, which is required to escape from predators. Mating season is in December, with young born the following May.

Both Tibetans and foreigners have observed the disappearance of wildlife native to Tibet. The first Western visitors to the country frequently commented on the extent and variety of Tibetan wildlife. Some of this wildlife, such as the wild yak, snow leopard, black-necked crane, Tibetan antelope and Tibetan gazelle, is unique to Tibet or the Himalayan region.

In keeping with Buddhist tradition, little of Tibet's wildlife population was exploited by native hunters. Over the last 40 years, however, Chinese soldiers and settlers, as well as economically deprived Tibetans, have intensively hunted much of Tibet's wildlife to supply China's extensive market with meat and animal products. In addition to supplying routine demands by Chinese settlers in Tibet, hunters target some of the more exotic species for export - blue sheep for the German meat market and Tibetan antelope for their wool. China continues to offer some of Tibet's more spectacular wildlife, such as the argali sheep, to foreign trophy hunters, in spite of international efforts to protect these species. According to data compiled by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 30 of Tibet's 500 bird and 188 of its animal species are rare or endangered.

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N 20 B 10.9K C 15 E Sep 30, 2009 F Mar 29, 2010
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Tsokchen Dukhang Tosamling monastery in the foreground and Zhabten Lhakhang monastery in the background.
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In the town of Labrang (Sangchu county capital) The monastery complex dominates the northern part of the village. The white walls and golden roofs feature a blend of Tibetan architectural styles. The Labrang Tashikyil monastery contains 18 halls, six institutes of learning, a golden stupa, a sutra debate area, and houses nearly 60,000 sutras. There once were more than 2000 monks in residence, but now only 500, due to a twelve year closure starting in 1958. It has a Buddhist museum with a large collection of Buddha statues, sutras and murals. In addition, a large amount of Tibetan language books, including books on history is available for purchase, together with medicines, calendars, music and art objects.
The Great temples and colleges of Labrang Tashikyil were constructed by Jamyang Zhepa and his successors (starting building in 1709)

The monastery today is an important place for Buddhist ceremonies and activities. From 4 to 17 January and 26 June to 15 July (these dates may change according to the lunar calendar), the great Buddhist ceremony will be held with Buddha-unfolding, sutra enchanting, praying, sutra debates, etc.

The monks are extremely friendly to foreigners, and used every opportunity to practice their basic English which in most cases is self-taught. Accommodation is easy to find and a great variety of articles and souvenirs are available. Although the region is mostly rural and pastoral (including yak and other animal rearing), tourism is growing rapidly mainly due to the monastery.
Recent events
In March 2008 there were protests by monks from Labrang Monastery as well as by other ethnic Tibetans linked to previous protests and rioting that broke out in Lhasa.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labrang

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N 126 B 5.6K C 11 E Sep 6, 2018 F Nov 6, 2018
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Derong སྡེ་རོང་། county

Derong county includes the east bank of the Dri chu འབྲི་ཆུ་ (Yangtze) south of Batang and the valley of the Ding chu along with its tributaries. It is a region of deep gorges and steep dusty river banks. The county town, known as Zang-me, lies on the banks of the Ding chu River, south of its confluence with the Mo chu, and north of its confluence with the Mayi chu. Derong only has six monasteries - allof them espousing the Kagyu school, and nearly all of them located within the Dri chu འབྲི་ཆུ་ (Yangtze) gorge. Area:2.244 sq km. www.footprinttravelguides.com/c/2848/tibet/&Action=pr...

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N 59 B 5.6K C 11 E Sep 23, 2017 F Oct 10, 2017
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The Moupin Pika (Ochotona thibetana) is a species of mammal in the Ochotonidae family. It is found on the Tibetan Plateau and in China, India, and possibly Bhutan.
On this picture: I asked if they wanted to take a pose, and look here, they did !

The pika is a small animal, with short limbs, rounded ears, and short tail. The name pika (pronounced /ˈpaɪkə/ PYE-kə, archaically spelled pica) is used for any member of the Ochotonidae, a family within the order of lagomorphs, which also includes the Leporidae (rabbits and hares). One genus, Ochotona, is recognised within the family, and it includes 30 species. Pikas are also called rock rabbits or coneys. It is also known as the "whistling hare" due to its high-pitched alarm call when diving into its burrow. The name "pika" appears to be derived from the Tungus piika, or perhaps from the Russian pikat "to squeak".

Pikas are native to cold climates, mostly in Asia, North America and parts of eastern Europe. Most species live on rocky mountain sides, where there are numerous crevices to shelter in, although some also construct crude burrows. A few burrowing species are instead native to open steppe land. In the mountains of Eurasia, pikas often share their burrows with snowfinches, which build their nests there.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moupin_Pika

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Derge is often regarded as the cultural, if not the geographical, heart of Kham.There are 57 monasteries within the county,
The county capital is located at Derge Gonchen in the Zi chu valley,
Area:11.711 sq km.
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