In Tibet, vultures are closely related to religion. Tibetan Buddhists believe the bird brings their spirit to heaven after death. However, vultures are severely threatened by an invisible but powerful factor: global warming. As the climate changes and glaciers melt, it becomes increasingly difficult for the alpine birds to forage and raise their fledglings. Monk Tashi is one of the locals who are concerned about the vultures' survival. He knows that action is needed.
This August, join CGTN to explore the secret lives of the Himalayan vultures living on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Today, CGTN brings you the 12th installment of the 16-episode series.
This video is credited to "The Himalayan Vultures" from the CCTV documentary.