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2013-04-02 20:20:21

VANCOUVER, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (TSX: CGG) (HKEx: 2099) (the "Company" or "China Gold International Resources") reports that the Company and its controlling shareholder China National Gold Group Corporation ("CNG") are fully engaged in assisting the government with rescue work after the landslide occurred in Ze Ri Mountain, Pu Lang Valley, Si Bu Village, Zha Xi Gang Town, Mozhugongka County, Lhasa City, Tibet Autonomous Region of...

2013-03-03 23:03:51

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. The everest base camp trek passes through some of Tibet´s most famous and scenic attractions, including lakes, glaciers and the base...

2013-02-24 23:02:09

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering train journeys from Beijing to Lhasa. The 11-day trip will also visit Xian, the ancient capital of China. (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet tour company, is offering train journeys from Beijing to Lhasa. The 11-day trip will also visit Xian, the ancient capital of China. “The scenery of the train ride is wonderful,” Explore Tibet have said. “Travellers will see spectacular views of stunning...

2013-01-24 12:24:23

Global Leaders Encourage Youth to Think Big on Poverty WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barack Obama began his second term as President of the United States by participating in a National Day of Service to honor the civil rights legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. His call to action has inspired the North America affiliate office of SNV, a nonprofit international development agency that operates in 38 countries, to launch Youth Speak Up on Poverty, a contest...

Tibet’s Wild Yaks On The Rebound After Near Extinction
2013-01-17 08:57:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational team of conservationists from the University of Montana and the Wildlife Conservation Society recently counted nearly 1,000 wild yaks in a remote area of the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. The species was nearly decimated in the mid-twentieth century by overhunting, and this find may indicate a significant comeback. The team of Americans and Chinese counted 990 yaks in a rugged nature reserve called Hoh Xil. The reserve is...

Convergent Evolution Linked To Adaptation To High Altitudes
2012-12-08 08:00:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A shared biological adaptation enables highlanders in both Tibet and Ethiopia to thrive in the low oxygen of high altitudes. A new study from Case Western Reserve University reveals that the ability to pass on this trait, however, appears to be linked to different genes in the two groups. The shared adaptation is the ability to maintain relatively low levels of hemoglobin for high altitudes. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying protein...

Nazi Buddha Statue Shows Inconsistencies, Most Likely Fake
2012-10-25 09:24:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Buddha statuette that has been steeped in mystery since first coming to light late last month, has finally had its truths uncovered. The artifact, supposedly purchased during a Nazi expedition to Tibet in the 1930s, was said to be carved from a meteorite and was likely more than a thousand years old. While reports of the discovery seem eerily similar to that of an Indian Jones thrill ride, as redOrbit´s April Flowers...

Space Buddha Statue Carved From Meteorite
2012-09-27 04:50:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A thousand year old religious icon, a Nazi SS expedition into Tibet, and a meteorite. Sounds like the latest installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, right? You aren't far off. A small Buddhist statue, originally uncovered by a Nazi expedition to Tibet, has been analyzed by scientists and found to have been carved from a meteorite fragment. In 1938, renowned zoologist and ethnologist Ernst Schafer led an expedition into Tibet. It...

2012-09-25 23:03:50

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Tibet travel agency in Lhasa, now offers a 7-day overland tour from Lijiang to Shangrila, with many fascinating cultural stops along the way. Experience the unique Naxi culture, magnificence of the Yangtze River, and serenity of Shongtsen monastery. “This tour provides people with the chance to see not only familiarize themselves with Tibetan culture but also to encounter the picturesque landscapes of the Tibetan region,” said Explore...

2012-09-05 14:22:37

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World Harmony Productions announced today the artist line-up for the ONE WORLD CONCERT--a historic celebration of peace, music and common ground--coming to the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University on Tuesday, October 9(th), 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Expected to be one of the largest gatherings of international artists ever to travel to the region, this special benefit concert immediately follows a public talk by the Dalai Lama and features an original song...


Latest Tibet Reference Libraries

Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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2008-05-27 16:58:34

The Lhasa Apso is a hunting breed from Tibet originally bred to guard monasteries. The breed often barked a warning to its master until the master came to check on the intruder. The breed generally stands 10 to 11 inches tall and weighs 12 to 14 pounds. The breed should have muscular legs and a tail which is carried in a tight screw over the back. The Lhasa Apso has medium sized dark brown eyes and a black nose. Its coat is double layered. The coat can be nearly any color and is generally...

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2007-08-23 03:17:19

The Onager (Equus hemionus), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. It is native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, and Tibet. It is sometimes referred to as the half ass or Asian Wild Ass. There are six subspecies recognized, of which one is extinct and two endangered. Their range has contracted greatly under pressures of hunting and habitat loss. Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 640 pounds and 6.8 feet lengthwise. They are short-legged...

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2007-01-01 15:43:55

The Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana), also known as Milne-Edwards' Macaque, is found in China, Tibet and Vietnam. This species lives in subtropical forests (mixed deciduous to evergreen) at altitude that range from 2,625 to 6,562 feet (800 to 2000 m). The Tibetan Macaque has a long dense brown fur with whiskers but a hairless face. The infants have silver and black fur that changes to its adult color at the age of two. Its diet consists mostly of fruit. It will also consume seeds, leaves,...

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