Life in Sanjiangyuan Series Ep. 5: Environmental guards on horseback

Early in the morning, the sun leaps out to shine on the land. A group of young people in Tibetan costumes assemble at the entrance of Ganda Village. This dashing squad is Ganda's environmental protection team who call themselves the "Ecological Caravan." These herders put on their traditional garments and ride horses not only to pass on the nomadic culture, but also to protect the beautiful mountains and rivers in their hometown.

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. 

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

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