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Wild China

Wild China is a BBC nature documentary series about the natural history and some examples of traditional lifestyles of China. The series consists of six episodes, each of which deals with the wildlife and people's lifestyles from a different part of China's territory. The first episode "Heart of the Dragon" focuses on South China, with an astonishingly impressive landscape. The second episode "Shangri-La" profiles the rich biodiversity of south-western Yunnan province. The third episode "Tibet" explores the Tibetan Plateau, looking at the traditional lifestyles of Tibetan Buddhists and wildlife. The fourth episode "Beyond the Great Wall" looks at the lands north of China's Great Wall. The fifth episode "Land of the Panda" features central China, looking at how the relationship between people and wildlife has changed over time. And lastly, the sixth episode "Tides of Change" traces China's coasts, 14,500km long, home to 700 million people.

Episode 1 - Heart of the Dragon
This episode focuses on South China, where the climate and terrain is ideal for rice cultivation: terraced rice paddies, harvesting rituals, limestone caves, a variety of birds, endangered primates etc.

Episode 2 - Shangri-La
This episode profiles the rich biodiversity of south-western Yunnan province: Yunnan's rich plant species, ancient tribes, wild Asian elephants, Lesser Bamboo Bat etc.

Episode 3 - Tibet
This episode explores the Tibetan Plateau that covers a quarter of China's land area: traditional lifestyles of Tibetan Buddhists, chiru, snow leopard, brown bears, wild yaks, hot spring snake etc.

Episode 4 - Beyond the Great Wall
This episode looks at the lands north of China's Great Wall. Here, nomadic tribes from a variety of ethnic groups still roam, but their traditional ways of life are changing as people move to modern cities.

Episode 5 - Land of the Panda
This episode features central China, looking at how the relationship between people and wildlife has changed over time.

Episode 6 - Tides of Change
This episode traces China's coasts, 14,500km long, home to 700 million people: the lives of fisherman, oyster harvesters, white dolphins, crabs, jellyfish, and migrating birds.


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Wild China - wikipedia
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