Eco Tourism Workshop

May 6, 2012.

In January 2011 the project funded an ecotourism training workshop for 34 participants in Chengdu.  Tour operators, guides and local community hosts attended the three day workshop. Training sessions focused on  business management for eco-tourism service providers.  Participants traveled from all over Tibetan areas including Lhasa, Yushu in Qinghai and Gyeltang in Yunnan.  An important aspect of the training was the opportunity for local tour operators to discuss and share knowledge and experiences among others with similar interests and issues.  All participants shared the same challenging of competing with larger more business savvy Chinese operators.

Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite Wildlife search: Wildlife adventure in East Tibet

Just to the west of Martok, a lonely outpost town on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway that leaves a lot to be desired, is a very desolate, barren looking area.  However, looks can often be deceiving—the area is actually home to a great deal of wildlife.  It is a great place to look for kiang (wild ass), gazelle, fox, wolf and more. Good luck with your search!

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Thanks Jed Weingarten!