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Subject: Re: ENDANGERED TIBET - ECOLOGY CONFERENCE
From: starpath@athena.mit.edu (David E Hollingsworth)
Date: 1990-10-08, 13:09
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

I don't think this made it the first time, so I'm trying it again.
Enjoy...

In article <899@gnosys.svle.ma.us>, gst@gnosys.svle.ma.us (Gary S. Trujillo) writes:
|> 
|> E N D A N G E R E D   T I B E T
|> An Ecology Conference
|> Featuring
|> GALEN ROWELL
|> 
|> Saturday, October 27, 1990
|> 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
|> Cowell Theater
|> Fort Mason Center
|> San Francisco, CA
|> 
|> " If I had to do it all over again there's only one
|> thing I would have done differently.  I wouldn't have
|> compromised the story of Tibet's environmental de-
|> struction as much as I did.  Then, I was worried about
|> going back.  Now I simply want to tell the story."
|> -- Galen Rowell
|> 
|> 
|> 8:30 - 9:00 am   Registration
|> 9:00-9:15 am     Introduction
|> 9:15-10:30 am    Galen Rowell
|> 		 The Agony of Tibet :  The story of
|> 		 the environmental destruction of Tibet.
|> 		 With slides
|> 10:30-11:15am    Orville Schell
|> 		 Chinese attitudes to conservation
|> 		 & to Tibet
|> 
|> 11:15-12:00 	 Tibetan Witnesses Panel
|> 12:00 - 1:00 pm	 Lunch
|> 1:00 - 1:15pm    Comments by David Brower
|> 1:15-2:25pm	 Nancy Nash & Tenzin Atisha
|> 		 Tibetan/Buddhist perceptions of nature &
|> 		 conservation; Tibetan ecology proposals
|> 2:25-3:35 pm	 Elmar Reiter
|> 		 Central Asian deforestation & its
|> 		 environmental effects
|> 3:35-3:45pm	 Break
|> 3:45-4:45pm	 Panel: What We Can Do!
|> 		 Moderator:  Michael van Walt
|> 4:45-5:00pm	 Concluding remarks
|> 
|> The highly developed Tibetan culture retains as a core value
|> compassion for all living beings and the protection of habitat.
|> Exploitation of the earth's resources is perceived as resulting
|> in disharmony.  Since the 1949 invasion of Tibet and subsequent
|> occupation by China, Tibet has witnessed ecology devastation
|> of appalling proportions.  Indiscriminate shooting has greatly reduced
|> Tibetan wildlife and endangered many species inluding the
|> snow leopard, wild yak, argali sheep and black-neck crane.
|> Severe deforestation and over-grazing has led to erosion and
|> flooding.  The Dalai Lama, in his Five Point Peace Plan for
|> Tibet, has called for "restoration and protextion of Tibet's
|> natural environment."  This conference seeks to spotlight and
|> help address the issue of the threat to the Tibetan people and
|> environment.
|> 
|> Registration
|> __ $35 conference fee
|> __  20 conference fee (students)
|> __   6 bag lunch (optional)
|> __  60 conference fee + signed copy of My Tibet
|> 
|> Please make checks payable to Bay Area Friends of Tibet &
|> note on the check "for ecology conference."
|> Mail registration forms & checks to:
|> 
|> Humanitas,
|> Post Office Box 818
|> Menlo Park, CA  94026
|> 
|> Any $$ remaining after meeting conference expenses
|> will be used for ecology projects of the Bay Area Friends
|> of Tibet, the International Campaign for Tibet, & ECO_Tibet USA.
|> 
|> For further information, please contact Ed Lazar,
|> conference coordinator, at Humanitas.
|> TEL: 415/324-9077
|> FAX: 415/328-0845
|> 
|> -- 
|>     Gary S. Trujillo                            gst@gnosys.svle.ma.us
|> Somerville, Massachusetts              {wjh12,bu.edu,spdcc,ima,cdp}!gnosys!gst

David Hollingsworth


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