Journeys in Nature: Sanjiangyuan series | Ep. 1: Sources of Life
Updated 10:57, 23-Mar-2022

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has long curated nature's creations. Running across the vast plateau, Hoh Xil and the Tanggula mountains were formed 50 million years ago when the Indian and Eurasian plates collided. The cradles of Chinese civilization – the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers – all originate here.

About 'Journeys in Nature': Sanjiangyuan series

In the Sanjiangyuan Series, we present the stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife of the Sanjiangyuan Region, where the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers all originate. Sanjiangyuan has earned the title "Water tower of China," because the abundant glacier resources here have a freshwater reserve of 200 billion cubic meters. The precious water has nurtured numerous wild flora and fauna like snow leopards, Himalayan blue sheep, Thorold's deer, Tibetan wild asses, and vultures.

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