"Today, we are going through a critical period in time. We are a nation with an ancient culture, which is now facing the threat of extinction. We need your help, the international community's help, to protect our culture. Our culture is one of the world heritages cultures. Protecting an ancient culture like this is the responsibility not only of the concerned nation, but also of the world community as a whole."
ÂÂ XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet