“Please don't come again,” Tibetans cry out with tears in their eyes. “What happened during this time?
Tibet has always been a holy land in hearts of our people, and they have been included in list of must-see places for independent travel. With construction and maintenance of Sichuan-Tibet line and several roads to Tibet, more and more tourists are starting to travel to Tibet.
To many people this seems like a good thing that combines best of both worlds. On one hand, it can meet needs of tourists to travel and see different mountains and rivers in their homelands; on other hand, it can also increase income ratio of local residents and increase local economic power. But in fact, many Tibetans feel differently about it, and some don't even want tourists to visit Tibet again.
This is because after many people entered Tibet, relying on large tracts of no man's land for wanton destruction, they don't care about environment, they leave, throwing away garbage, and only ones left To cope with consequences, local shepherds . During a self-guided tour, many tourists randomly open windows and throw rubbish around, causing roads to become muddy.
Some have also heard that shepherds rested on pasture, but did not clean up household waste when they left, animals raised by shepherds could easily eat plastic products and die. There are also tourists who have not received professional training and go to snow-capped mountains and other places to explore on their own, causing serious damage to local ecological environment.
Because Tibet is a typical environmentally sensitive area, restoring damaged environment is difficult even with modern technology. Since entire topography of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was formed after extrusion of slab, it is still very young compared to other areas.The entire topography is not stable enough, and its ability to recover should be relatively weak.
Due to high altitude and thin air in this area, there are high requirements for plant growth, and damaged ecology is more difficult to restore. Currently, local ecological environment is relatively closed and little resistant to external environmental influences. Therefore, unintentional movement of tourists can cause irreversible damage to the local environment.
So, tourists should pay attention to environmental protection when traveling to Tibet. First, don't throw garbage at random. Rubbish bags and trash cans can be carried around, bagged with your own household waste, and then disposed of in small towns or places with waste collection points. not as big as that of paper and it won't take up much space, but it is of great importance for environmental protection.
Second, when you're driving down road, don't go too fast because there aren't many cars on road. On local roads, wild animals can cross road at any time, so keep your speed within a safe range Responsibility is not only responsibility for your own safety, but also a kind of protection of wild animals.
Besides, won't melting snow drop stones on Sichuan-Tibet line? If you accidentally stumble upon it, it will not only delay your travel plan, but also affect traffic on road. Finally, if there is a choice, it is best to bring biodegradable products to Tibet.
Plastic waste is too bad for environment and animals in Tibet. They are difficult to decompose and cause harm. If you cook by yourself on way, you can take a lunch box with you. Not only can it be used many times, but it will not cause pollution.
Of course, in addition to tourists' own requirements , local departments should also step up enforcement. Organize from time to time special personnel to check roads, legally punish behavior that is harmful to environment, ban entry or prosecute serious behavior, resolutely resist various uncivil actions.
You can't relax your demands just because you're a tourist. Only by protecting local ecological environment will you be able to receive more tourists. We should also increase construction of infrastructure along route accordingly and add several garbage collection points to reduce chance of careless garbage disposal, as well as avoid embarrassing tourists who collect a lot of garbage but cannot find a processing center.
Last thing to avoid damage to local environment caused by over-tourism. Sometimes, for convenience of tourists or to attract tourists, a bunch of artificial infrastructures are built nearby to some natural attractions. The impact of this behavior is not visible in short term.
But in long term the impact of car exhaust on growth of native plants, as well as light pollution of man-made buildings, damage to special plants. Each additional human construction can cause irreversible damage to natural landscape.
The natural landscapes on earth belong to all equally, and only if each of us participates in protection of environment, they can be preserved until day when we can appreciate them. Each of us must consciously form an awareness of environmental protection not only natural landscapes, of course, but many cultural landscapes and ancient buildings that we must also take care of.
Cannot be destroyed at will, for example engraving on ancient cultural relics is strictly prohibited. No matter what attractions, only if we follow principle of green environmental protection, they can exist for a long time, tourism can also have a purpose, and we can broaden our horizons and relax the mind and body.