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CENTRAL ASIA: Overpopulation and Grazing Imperils Nomadic Lifestyle and Wildlife in Ladakh

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In a new study published in the journal Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice, researchers have documented how events such as the immigration of Tibetan refugees, the Indo-China war of 1962, as well as post-war developmental policies of the governmen

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pam w (139)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:56 pm
A sad comment on our times, on the pressures of human overpopulation and on the fragility of ecosystems.


Sheila D (194)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:38 pm
The time of the nomads has sadly passed. The overpopulation isn't just in people, but in their animals. Now something has to be done allowing the grazing of their animals And the wildlife there. Not easy answers.
Noted with thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 6:52 pm
SAD it IS :-((((((((((((
Agreeing with the two above. SIGH.

cecily w (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 3:58 am
Perhaps the saddest aspect is that the fertility of humans, and many species of domesticated animals, can be humanely and fairly controlled. It just isn't being done.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 4:49 am
No adverse human impact on the other living lives and the environment, please

Mike M (43)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 4:50 am
Somehow it has become the destiny of man to destroy this world and himself. Greed and hate reigns.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 5:34 am
Such a Shame Sadly the whole world is now becoming overpopulated Its sad too that they lost so much land to China

Rehana V (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:48 pm
We should stop procreating,the world is already too overburdened. Children will have no quality life. Sad

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:11 pm
Terribly sad to see a way of life that lasted for centuries coming to an end.
Thanks Cal - great article and pictures.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:24 pm
So sad. Why so many work toward destroying instead of building a safe land, I'll never understand. Children have alwasys been first on my list when it came to care and safety. Thanks Cal

Shaheen N (64)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:54 pm
Sad & Disturbing

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:55 pm
SAD! Thank you, Cal.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 3:01 pm
Sad indeed, yet no one has addressed this issue of human overpopulation.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 4:26 pm
Sadly noted.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 10:44 pm
Our own fertility is the main threat to our survival and yet, we continue making babies like there is no tomorrow. Millions are spent to help couples conceive with HVF etc while many children languish in orphanages or foster homes. Many are unemployed yet there is a shortage of kindergarden teachers, creche workers....
Fertility is a relatively easy thing to control these days so why aren't we doing it? Why have large families when so many in this world starve to death, have no access to education and healthcare or won't be able to find decent housing and employment in the cities? If you think about it carefully, overpopulation is at the root of many of society's problems. So why aren't we taking our own fertility in our own hands? We, as a species, are committing global suicide

Ruth C (87)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 4:26 am
Too sad

Roger G (154)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:12 pm
noted, thanks

Marija M (32)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:19 pm
sad, ty

Barbara V (51)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:35 pm
So, there is an awareness of the problem. Now what?

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 2:18 pm
Too bad!

Anna Baldwin (4)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 6:20 pm
I weep for the loss of the grasslands, and the nomadic lifestyle.

Lona G (80)
Monday August 26, 2013, 3:41 am
So sad. It's even going to get worse if China throws it one-child policy overboard and it population increases further, just as anyone else's, with only more mouths to be fed.

Melania P (122)
Monday August 26, 2013, 8:37 am
Human overpopulation is our biggest problem and challenge. As we donīt pay attention to this there is no way we can save this planet :(

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 10:35 am
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