China is quickly trying to save the Tibetan plateau ecosystem to save the planet
Major threat to low-lying wetland areas on the Tibetan plateau, rich moisture and vegetation is active livestock activities of local residents. The continuous growth in livestock destroys flora and water resources, thus violating the natural balance in the region, which is the source, feeding one of the most important waterways in China — the Yangtze River, the second longest in all of China.
In 2002, most suffering from the onslaught of 460,000 head of cattle a plateau area, it was decided to establish a National Nature Reserve. Three thousand families of herdsmen who breed yaks and horses, had to accept the decision of the authorities to listen to the arguments about how the preservation of Tibetan ecosystem is important for Asia, and become more sensitive to nature. But each of the farms not using Tibetan pastures in return receive financial compensation, payments in the year amounted to 250,000 yuan, or 40 million U.S. dollars. Tibetan Plateau has received much more — an opportunity not to lose completely their wetlands.
Reserve for the organization infrastructure has been used for more than 54 million yuan. And it gave its first results — the size and fullness of the local. Huahu significantly increased compared to the previous year, its displacement has tripled. To continue the conservation measures will take a reserve of about 4 billion yuan.