Life in Sanjiangyuan Series Ep. 4: How to deal with human-bear conflict?

In the Sanjiangyuan area, human-bear conflicts have been troublesome for the local people. Little Dolma is just eight years old. Despite her young age, she already helps her parents with housework. At her age, some kids might be light-hearted and living in the city, but little Dolma and her peers in Ganda Village are always afraid of bear attacks. In the past few years, the government and environmental organizations have been exploring measures to mitigate the conflict. In 2019, Snowland Great Rivers Environmental Protection Association launched a crowdfunding campaign called "Bear-proof house." The people of Ganda Village have helped each other with local materials to build three houses to shelter from bears. How do they deal with the conflict? Find out in the series! 

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, and is 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. 

For more:

Life in Sanjiangyuan Series Ep. 1: From herders to tour guides

Life in Sanjiangyuan Series Ep. 2: Summer pasture, the wonderland

Life in Sanjiangyuan Series Ep. 3: The women sewing the future of Jiatang

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

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