Life in Sanjiangyuan Series Ep. 1: From herders to tour guides
Updated 11:29, 11-Nov-2023

Located in the source region of the Lancang River in Sanjiangyuan National Park, Angsai Township is rich in biodiversity. As a herder born and raised in Angsai, 28-year-old Sangzhou is quite familiar with nature. Before 2018, like most local herders, Sangzhou used to make ends meet through grazing and digging caterpillar fungus. Due to snowstorms and fluctuating price of the fungus, the family didn't have a stable income. So, he joined the Angsai nature experience project, bringing tourists to see wild animals and experience pastoral customs. The project brought him a sustainable income and improved his family's life.

About Journeys in Nature: Life in Sanjiangyuan Series

In the hinterland of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, the Sanjiangyuan area is home to the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers, thus crowned as Asia's "water tower." On this fragile land rich in biodiversity, locals, scientists and NGOs work together to protect the wildlife and the environment. This series explores the diverse eco-friendly lifestyles of locals. 

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by the CGTN Nature film crew.)

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