Wild China - Tibet

Free Documentaries Online

Free Documentaries Online

Find us on:
  

Who's Online

We have 260 guests and 7 members online


Wild China - Tibet
Lights off
Rate:
0 ratings
Views: 1963

From: silichip
Videos: 2033
Added: 11-07-2011 02:29:58
E03: The Tibetan Plateau is the subject of the third instalment. It covers one quarter of China’s land area, but just 2.5 million people live there, the majority Tibetan Buddhists. Their religion mixes traditional Buddhism with older shamanic beliefs, and its teachings have instilled a respectful attitude to wildlife. Rare species such as black-necked cranes and Tibetan eared pheasants can benefit directly from co-existence with people. Meltwaters from Tibet’s 35,000 glaciers form large freshwater lakes including Qinghai and Manasarovar. Nesting birds here include great crested grebes and bar-headed geese. The plateau is a high altitude desert swept by freezing winds, but is also home to China’s biggest concentration of large animals. Argali sheep are seen descending hillsides to their winter grazing sites. In the Changtang, Chiru are filmed congregating in the rutting season, and wild yaks are only found in the remotest areas. Predators include the elusive snow leopard and the Tibetan fox, filmed profiting from a Tibetan bear’s attempts to hunt pika. A highly lucrative 'caterpillar fungus' (yatsa gunbu) is harvested from the spring ground for use as a traditional remedy. Life even clings on in the most extreme environments; the slopes of Everest are home to a species of jumping spider, whilst the unique hot spring snake survives at 4,500m by warming its body in thermal springs. The Saga Dawa festival takes place at sacred Mount Kailash and draws pilgrims of many faiths. Tibet is a fragile ecosystem; its glaciers are melting, and this will have a profound effect on the future for billions of people who depend on waters flowing from the plateau.
Tags: BBC China
Url:
Embed:

Related Videos
Owner: silichip
Views: 1234
Date: 11-07-2011
Owner: silichip
Views: 1190
Date: 11-07-2011
Owner: silichip
Views: 1762
Date: 11-07-2011
0:58:45
Owner: silichip
Views: 415
Date: 10-10-2012
0:59:15
Owner:
Views: 1519
Date: 14-01-2012
0:59:09
Owner:
Views: 1363
Date: 14-01-2012
0:32:44
Owner: silichip
Views: 1226
Date: 25-05-2010
0:45:00
Owner: silichip
Views: 1711
Date: 25-05-2010
0:52:11
Owner: silichip
Views: 1998
Date: 12-06-2010
0:47:35
Owner: silichip
Views: 1509
Date: 07-07-2010
1:29:13
Owner: silichip
Views: 1531
Date: 20-07-2010
1:41:50
Owner:
Views: 3599
Date: 23-08-2010
0:43:02ᅠ
Owner:
Views: 2478
Date: 01-09-2010
0:52:02
Owner: silichip
Views: 2755
Date: 21-09-2010
0:25:45
Owner: silichip
Views: 1280
Date: 24-01-2011
0:45:03
Owner: silichip
Views: 1132
Date: 06-07-2011
Owner: silichip
Views: 1415
Date: 07-12-2010
0:53:13ᅠ
Owner: silichip
Views: 1489
Date: 19-12-2010
0:47:14
Owner: silichip
Views: 870
Date: 08-08-2011
0:43:50
Owner: silichip
Views: 558
Date: 22-11-2012

Category
0:53:10
Owner: silichip
Views: 200
Date: 13-09-2014
0:52:56
Owner: silichip
Views: 109
Date: 13-09-2014
0:59:06
Owner: silichip
Views: 740
Date: 11-05-2013
0:58:34
Owner: silichip
Views: 1543
Date: 01-05-2013
0:59:05
Owner: silichip
Views: 981
Date: 01-05-2013
0:54:38
Owner: silichip
Views: 1131
Date: 30-03-2013
0:54:27
Owner: silichip
Views: 587
Date: 30-03-2013
0:53:57
Owner: silichip
Views: 473
Date: 30-03-2013
0:54:29
Owner: silichip
Views: 475
Date: 30-03-2013
0:54:25
Owner: silichip
Views: 700
Date: 29-03-2013
0:57:59
Owner: silichip
Views: 1248
Date: 29-03-2013
1:29:25
Owner: silichip
Views: 1650
Date: 22-03-2013
0:40:24
Owner: silichip
Views: 872
Date: 18-03-2013
0:54:32
Owner: silichip
Views: 935
Date: 09-03-2013
0:15:01
Owner: silichip
Views: 761
Date: 28-11-2012
0:48:24
Owner: silichip
Views: 983
Date: 24-11-2012
0:48:26
Owner: silichip
Views: 647
Date: 24-11-2012
0:48:09
Owner: silichip
Views: 599
Date: 24-11-2012
0:48:27
Owner: silichip
Views: 588
Date: 24-11-2012
0:26:48
Owner: silichip
Views: 671
Date: 20-11-2012
0:46:30
Owner: silichip
Views: 933
Date: 11-11-2012
0:58:35
Owner: silichip
Views: 890
Date: 20-10-2012
0:09:51
Owner: phillipernest
Views: 623
Date: 03-10-2012
0:01:30
Owner: phillipernest
Views: 875
Date: 03-10-2012
0:49:18
Owner: silichip
Views: 863
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:17
Owner: silichip
Views: 710
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:17
Owner: silichip
Views: 616
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:16
Owner: silichip
Views: 804
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:11
Owner: silichip
Views: 674
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:28
Owner: silichip
Views: 651
Date: 08-09-2012
 
Joomla Templates from JoomlaShack.com
Watch Free Movies