Nujiang in NW Yunnan benefits from “birdwatching economy”
The news was updated on December 18, 2019. Lin Zhonghua, a villager of Sanhe, spreads bird food in the jungle.
Located deep inside the famed Nujiang Gorge, the village and its surrounding area are abundant in animals, particularly wild bird species.
Since two birdwatching sites were developed last year in 2018, thousands of birdwatchers and wildlife photographers have been lured to this place, and a so called “birdwatching economy” has emerged which the local government believes can greatly improve the villagers’ livelihood.
Li focuses on preparing bird seed at his home.A Daurian restart (Phoenicurus auroreus) spotted in the nearby jungle. Li helps find the best angle for capturing a bird.Wildlife photographers shoot birds at a birdwatching spot in Sanhe village. Three Tibetan Serin (Spinus thibetanus) perch on branches against clear blue sky behind.
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