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ས་གནས། རྡ་ས་། དུས་ཚོད། སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༡༢ ཟླ་ ༠༦ ཚེས་ ༥ ནས་ ༩

བརྗོད་གཞི། རྣམ་མང་སྐྱེ་དངོས་ཚན་རིག །གནམ་གཤིས་འགྱུར་ལྡོག །རང་བྱུང་རྐྱེན་ངན་ལ་གདོང་ལེན་བྱ་ཚུལ།

གཙོ་སྐྱོང་བ། སྒྲུབ་བརྒྱུད་བསྟན་པའི་གཙུག་རྒྱན་དཔལ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཀརྨ་པ་མཆོག

མཐུན་སྦྱོར་བ། རྒྱལ་སྤྱིའི་རི་སྐྱེས་སྲོག་ཆགས་ཐེབས་རྩའི་འགན་འཛིན་བདེ་སྐྱིད་ཅུང་རྒྱལ་པ།

གྲ་སྒྲིག་པ། རང་བྱུང་ཁོར་ཡུག་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་ཚོགས་པ།

མཉམ་ལས། ལྡི་ལི་ཁོར་ཡུག་ཤེས་རིག་བསྟི་གནས་ཁང་། རྒྱལ་སྤྱིའི་རི་སྐྱེས་སྲོག་ཆགས་ཐེབ་རྩ་ཚོགས་པ།

4th Khoryug Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Disaster Preparedness

Biological diversity refers to the variety of life on Earth, ranging from humans, and large animals to the most humble insects. It forms the web of life as we know it and includes every type of ecosystem including mountains, rivers, oceans, deserts, and forests.  Biodiversity provides us the foundation of what we need to survive, whether it is different kinds of grain, clothing, housing materials or medicines. Due to our dependence on biodiversity, destruction of nature often leads to natural disasters. At the same time, protecting biodiversity and ecosystems can often minimize the impact of natural disasters such as landslides, typhoons, and floods. Given that natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and droughts, are common in  Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas, and climate change will greatly impact our region, we will provide training for Khoryug monasteries and nunneries over the five day workshop to achieve the following goals:

– Khoryug coordinators understand biodiversity science and how biodiversity protection can benefit us

– Khoryug coordinators learn how best to prepare for climate change impacts and natural disasters

– Khoryug coordinators establish a monastic level emergency plan in case of natural disasters

The 4th Khoryug Conference will be held in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh from the 5th of June to the 9th of June, 2012. The conference will be chaired by His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, and will be facilitated by Dekila Chungyalpa, WWF Sacred Earth. Distinguished trainers include Dipankar Ghose, Director – WWF India, Abdhesh Gangwar, Director – Centre for Environmental Education, and Tenzing Norsang, Wildlife Trust of India.

Monasteries interested in sending a representative should contact Gyaltsen Sonam – 09882287123.

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