Tibet to invest $75 million on sky burial sites
Lhasa: Tibetan authorities are slated to spend 490 million yuan ($75 million) over the next five years on the repair and protection of sky burial sites, officials said. Sky burial is a Tibetan and Mongolian tradition, whereby the dead are fed to predatory birds, instead of being cremated or buried. In total, 156 sky burial sites will receive funding. The regional government will invest 165 million yuan ($253 million) this year on 47 sky burial sites.