Haa Highlands 2015200_7668-EditIn 2015 I returned to the highlands of Haa to engage local yak herders in discussions regarding ecotourism and landscape ethnoecology.  I have become a frequent visitor of the area due to the unique environment and culture that abounds.  On this specific adventure I was fortunate to see the famed White Poppy, endemic to the Haa region, as well as the Yellow Poppy and a number of other high altitude flora.  I was also able to explore some of the historical myths associated with the region which revealed numerous insights regarding origins, people group distributions, and resource use.  For more information regarding the content of this discussion please visit the following Field Notes post “Herders of Haa: Landscape Ethnoecology and Toponomy“.


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