Protecting the Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys
Zhao Ying

Yu Jianhua or Uncle Yu leads a small group of forest rangers protecting Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys in Xiangguqing Village in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Uncle Yu used to be the best hunter in the village, but he never hunted monkeys because he thinks the monkey is sacred. 

After protecting the monkeys and the forest they reside in for almost 30 years, Uncle Yu has also benefited from the poverty alleviation project in recent years. Watch the video to know his story.

Go green and live rich

Ecological poverty alleviation is a poverty reduction model that combines ecological protection with poverty alleviation. Some areas suffer from poverty due to their harsh natural environment, while others lack sustainable and scientific ways to make use of natural resources. Through participation in ecological protection and development of ecological industries, villagers can be lifted out of poverty while protecting Mother Nature. This series not only uncovers the stories behind China's poverty alleviation policy, but also displays a portrait of ordinary people.

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(Cover image designed by CGTN's Qu Bo. Video edited by Zhao Ying.)

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