- Introduction: The goals of this book and the importance of publishing it in the Tibetan language.
- Introduction to Mammals: The introduction will provide basic information about mammals and their needs, particularly the mammals of the Tibetan Plateau. It will outline the relationship and the links of animals to their ecosystem. It will also present an overview of evolution and a guide to identifying different mammals.
- Overview of the Orders of Mammals of the Tibetan Plateau
- Order Artiodactyla (even-toed hoofed animals)
- Order Carnivora (meat-eaters)
- Order Chiroptera (bats)
- Order Insectivora (insect-eaters)
- Order Lagomorpha (pikas, hares, and rabbits)
- Order Perissodactyla (odd-toed hoofed animals)
- Order Primates (primates)
- Order Rodentia (gnawing mammals)
- *“This is the content that TEF intends to put on the book, but it may change.”*
- Mammals of the Tibet and Landscape
The heaviest part of the book will be devoted to individual
descriptions of Tibetan mammals and lanscap. Each page will have information
about one or two animals, including:
- Name: in Tibetan, English and Chinese.
- Size: a drawing which compares the size of the mammal to the human body or another familiar object.
- Location: known distribution on a map of the Tibetan Plateau.
- Information: habitat, behavior, diet, family, life, and the main connections of the animal to the ecosystem. Also, the animal’s relationship to humans, if applicable.
- Photos: one or two photos of the animal, or possibly a drawing of the animal.
- Contributors of the information and photo credit in alphabetical order.
- List of donors in alphabetical order.
- Text: black text with white background page.