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Understanding land use, livelihoods, and health transitions among Tibetan nomads: A case from Gangga Township, Dingri County, Tibetan Autonomous Region of China
Xu, Jianchu1,2; Yang, Yong3; Li, Zhuoqing4; Tashi, Nyima3; Sharma, Rita2; Fang, Jing2
Corresponding AuthorJ.C.Xu@cgiar.org
2008-06-01
Source PublicationECOHEALTH
ISSN1612-9202
Volume5Issue:2Pages:104-114
AbstractTibetan nomads in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China have experienced profound transitions in recent decades with important implications for land use, livelihoods, and health development. The change from being traditional nomads to agropastoralists engaged in permanent agriculture, a sedentary village life (known as "sedentarization"), has been associated with a remarkable change in diet and lifestyle, decline in spatial mobility, increase in food production, and emerging infectious and noncommunicable diseases. The overarching response of the government has been to emphasize infrastructure and technological solutions. The local adaptation strategies of Tibetan nomads through maintaining balanced mobile herding, reindeer husbandry, as well as off-farm labor and trade could address both the cause of environmental degradation and improve the well-being of local people. Drawing on transdisciplinary, preliminary field work in Gangga Township of Dingri County in the foothills of Mt. Everest, we identify pertinent linkages between land use and health, and spatial and temporal mismatch of livelihoods and health care services, in the transition to sedentary village life. We suggest emerging imperatives in Ecohealth to help restore Tibetan livelihoods in transition to a sedentary lifestyle.
KeywordTibetan Nomads Ecosystem Health Transition
Subject AreaBiodiversity Conservation ; Ecology ; Environmental Sciences
DOI10.1007/s10393-008-0173-1
Indexed BySCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaBiodiversity & Conservation ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectBiodiversity Conservation ; Ecology ; Environmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000259187100002
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/2461
Collection资源植物与生物技术所级重点实验室
Affiliation1.Kunming Inst Bot, China Program, World Agroforestry Ctr, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China
2.Int Ctr Integrated Mt Dev, Kathmandu, Nepal
3.Tibet Acad Agr & Anim Husb Sci, Lhasa, Peoples R China
4.Yunnan Inst Environm Sci, Kunming, Yunnan, Peoples R China
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Xu, Jianchu,Yang, Yong,Li, Zhuoqing,et al. Understanding land use, livelihoods, and health transitions among Tibetan nomads: A case from Gangga Township, Dingri County, Tibetan Autonomous Region of China[J]. ECOHEALTH,2008,5(2):104-114.
APA Xu, Jianchu,Yang, Yong,Li, Zhuoqing,Tashi, Nyima,Sharma, Rita,&Fang, Jing.(2008).Understanding land use, livelihoods, and health transitions among Tibetan nomads: A case from Gangga Township, Dingri County, Tibetan Autonomous Region of China.ECOHEALTH,5(2),104-114.
MLA Xu, Jianchu,et al."Understanding land use, livelihoods, and health transitions among Tibetan nomads: A case from Gangga Township, Dingri County, Tibetan Autonomous Region of China".ECOHEALTH 5.2(2008):104-114.
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