Wild China - Shangri-La

Free Documentaries Online

Free Documentaries Online

Find us on:
  

Who's Online

We have 256 guests and 7 members online


Wild China - Shangri-La
Lights off
Rate:
1 ratings
Views: 1762

From: silichip
Videos: 2033
Added: 11-07-2011 02:31:08
E02: This episode profiles the rich biodiversity of south-western Yunnan province. Forming the eastern boundary of the Himalaya, the Hengduan Mountains have buckled into a series of parallel ridges running north-south. The Nujiang River is one of a succession of deep gorges that carve their way through the mountains. In summer, monsoon rainclouds from the Indian Ocean are funnelled up the valleys, creating a unique climate in which species from the tropics can flourish at a more northerly latitude. Yunnan’s 18,000 plant species, of which 3,000 are found nowhere else, attracted Western botanists and explorers such as Joseph Rock. In the snowbound forests surrounding the pilgrimage site of Kawakarpo (6740m), rare Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys are filmed feeding on lichen. In the Gaoligong Mountains, tropical and alpine plants grow side by side. Birdlife filmed here includes sunbirds feeding on epiphytes and the courtship display of a Temminck's Tragopan. The fruiting trees attract bear macaques and black giant squirrels, whilst China’s 250 remaining wild Asian elephants forage below. A Lesser Bamboo Bat colony is filmed at their roost inside a single stem; each bat is the size of a bumblebee. A giant elephant yam flower is pollinated by carrion beetles at night. Black crested gibbons are filmed in the forests of Wuliangshan. The people of Yunnan include the Dai, Hani and Jino tribes, each of whom regard the forests as sacred and harvest them sustainably, but modern times are bringing new threats such as rubber plantations and tourism.
Tags: BBC China
Url:
Embed:

Related Videos
Owner: silichip
Views: 1233
Date: 11-07-2011
Owner: silichip
Views: 1188
Date: 11-07-2011
Owner: silichip
Views: 1961
Date: 11-07-2011
0:58:45
Owner: silichip
Views: 415
Date: 10-10-2012
0:59:15
Owner:
Views: 1518
Date: 14-01-2012
0:59:09
Owner:
Views: 1362
Date: 14-01-2012
0:32:44
Owner: silichip
Views: 1226
Date: 25-05-2010
0:45:00
Owner: silichip
Views: 1710
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
1:41:50
Owner:
Views: 3598
Date: 23-08-2010
0:43:02ᅠ
Owner:
Views: 2477
Date: 01-09-2010
0:52:02
Owner: silichip
Views: 2753
Date: 21-09-2010
0:25:45
Owner: silichip
Views: 1280
Date: 24-01-2011
0:45:03
Owner: silichip
Views: 1130
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: 557
Date: 22-11-2012
0:44:46
Owner: silichip
Views: 1297
Date: 28-11-2012

Category
0:53:10
Owner: silichip
Views: 192
Date: 13-09-2014
0:52:56
Owner: silichip
Views: 106
Date: 13-09-2014
0:59:06
Owner: silichip
Views: 739
Date: 11-05-2013
0:58:34
Owner: silichip
Views: 1541
Date: 01-05-2013
0:59:05
Owner: silichip
Views: 978
Date: 01-05-2013
0:54:38
Owner: silichip
Views: 1130
Date: 30-03-2013
0:54:27
Owner: silichip
Views: 586
Date: 30-03-2013
0:53:57
Owner: silichip
Views: 472
Date: 30-03-2013
0:54:29
Owner: silichip
Views: 474
Date: 30-03-2013
0:54:25
Owner: silichip
Views: 699
Date: 29-03-2013
0:57:59
Owner: silichip
Views: 1247
Date: 29-03-2013
1:29:25
Owner: silichip
Views: 1649
Date: 22-03-2013
0:40:24
Owner: silichip
Views: 871
Date: 18-03-2013
0:54:32
Owner: silichip
Views: 933
Date: 09-03-2013
0:15:01
Owner: silichip
Views: 760
Date: 28-11-2012
0:48:24
Owner: silichip
Views: 982
Date: 24-11-2012
0:48:26
Owner: silichip
Views: 645
Date: 24-11-2012
0:48:09
Owner: silichip
Views: 598
Date: 24-11-2012
0:48:27
Owner: silichip
Views: 587
Date: 24-11-2012
0:26:48
Owner: silichip
Views: 670
Date: 20-11-2012
0:46:30
Owner: silichip
Views: 932
Date: 11-11-2012
0:58:35
Owner: silichip
Views: 888
Date: 20-10-2012
0:09:51
Owner: phillipernest
Views: 622
Date: 03-10-2012
0:01:30
Owner: phillipernest
Views: 874
Date: 03-10-2012
0:49:18
Owner: silichip
Views: 861
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:17
Owner: silichip
Views: 709
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:17
Owner: silichip
Views: 614
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:16
Owner: silichip
Views: 803
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:11
Owner: silichip
Views: 673
Date: 08-09-2012
0:49:28
Owner: silichip
Views: 650
Date: 08-09-2012
 
Joomla Templates at JoomlaShack
Watch Free Movies