Help Protect Lhasa's Sacred City Center
Learn More about the cultural heritage of the city of Lhasa in Tibet, and Support organizations calling on UNESCO to protect it from developers.
- A group of Tibet advocates submitted a petition with more than 85,000 signatures to the Committee to save Lhasa from redevelopment by the Chinese government. The petition was started by Ngawang Sangdrol, one of the youngest former Tibetan political prisoners.
- On the High Peaks Pure Earth blog, Tibetan activist, poet and writer Woeser documents Lhasa's transformation since these three sacred sites were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the last 20 years.
- The activist international organization Students for a Free Tibet highlights the importance of the Tibetan capital culturally, historically and spiritually, provides before and after photos of Lhasa under redevelopment and provides ready-for-action online tools for activism on the issue.
- Alongside the petition, Tibetan advocacy groups submitted a report, Concerns and Questions about developments in Lhasa, compiled by the International Tibet Network, to the committee.