CGTN Nature: Qilian Mountains Series | Episode 3: Saxoul in the Desert

On the deserts in northwest China, a resilient plant species has been standing for centuries against the wind and the sand. The existence of saxoul has helped to maintain a unique ecological system.

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CGTN Nature: Qilian Mountains Series | Ep. 1: Beginning at the source

CGTN Nature: Qilian Mountains Series | Ep. 2: Tibetan Gazelles

About CGTN Nature

The Qilian Mountains are a critical mountain range in NW China, home to numerous animals and plants that the country considers to be treasures. In this series, CGTN Nature's crew takes you on a journey into the mountains, valleys, and deserts, presenting you the true Qilian.

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