Nestled in China's southwestern hinterland, this is a transitional zone between highlands and plains. Streams originating in the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau carry surging life force across the vast land in their eastward currents. On the dominant karst cliffs and in the dense woodlands, the François' langurs living in Guizhou Province never fail to leave traces in every corner of this vast land of wonders. At an elevation of 2,200 meters, the karst highland is endowed with ample sunshine and temperate weather that help maintain rich bio resources. The broad and clear water is home to a treasure trove of fauna and flora. The grasses and fish, in turn, draw numerous migratory birds to settle there.
About 'Journeys in Nature': Central Guizhou Series
Guizhou is the only province in China that does not have a plain. As a mountainous province, the forest coverage rate was over 62 percent by 2022. Its karst landforms, dense vegetation and abundant rivers have provided ideal habitats for countless wildlife species. The undulating waves of birds form their special community, the varied landforms offer the François' langurs many options for a place to call home, and the black-necked cranes traverse towering mountain ridges to their winter home in Guizhou. Enjoy our new series!
Central Guizhou Series | Episode 1: Cycle of seasons
Central Guizhou Series | Episode 2: Nocturnal rovers
Central Guizhou Series | Episode 3: Waters on Danxia
Central Guizhou Series | Episode 4: Mountains' bounty
Central Guizhou Series | Episode 5: Valley denizens
(Video shot by CGTN Nature film crew; cover image a screenshot)
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