Dating service xa0
The commune period (1969 to 1981) data are less complete because many records were destroyed when it ended.
It is located in the western section of the Northern Plateau, at the boundary of what Chinese refer to as the Northern Tibetan Plateau Subregion and the Ngari Plateau Subregion of the Qinghai\x96Tibetan Plateau (Ren et al. Located ~480 km northwest of Lhasa and 185 km north of the main east-west road, it is situated at altitudes ranging from 4850 to 5400 m at a latitude of 30\x BA30′N and a longitude of 86\x BA30′E. Daily temperature lows hover around 0\x BAC in summer and from \x9628 to -40\x BAC in winter; diurnal temperature variations of as much as 21\x BAC are common.
For Phala, a nomadic pastoral community, a reduction of 20% was ordered.
The officials explained that this action was necessary because rapid livestock population growth since decollectivization in 1981 was degrading the county\x92s grassland environment. This article explores the conflicting views of the government and these nomads in light of data from a study designed to collect sociocultural, economic, ecological, and biological information in Phala.
The Phala nomads raise local breeds of sheep, goats, yaks, and horses.
Herd composition is ~87% sheep and goats, and 13% yaks.Formal and informal interviews with government officials provided the official perspective on the nomad\x92s strategy of pastoral production.