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Southern Yunling Mountains Series Ep. 1: Delavay's firs


 , Updated 10:52, 16-Jan-2024

Cangshan Mountain in Dali City, southwest China's Yunnan Province is the highest summit of the southern Yunling Mountains. Starting from halfway up at about 3,500 meters, vast stretches of Delavay's firs stand proudly on the precipices. This is the southernmost fir species in China. The species was once found around the world some 60 million years ago, but began to retreat to colder climates at higher latitudes about 12,000 years ago.

About 'Journeys in Nature: Southern Yunling Mountains Series'

Cangshan Mountain and the Yuanjiang River Valley in southwest China's Yunnan Province boast rich biodiversity and have distinct flora and fauna. From the tree species that emerged about 60 million years ago high on the precipices to the spurge family in the dry-hot river valley savanna, you can meet diverse wildlife in amazing southern Yunling Mountains. 

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CGTN Nature to release 'Journeys in Nature: Southern Yunling Mountains Series'

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

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