Nujiang in NW Yunnan benefits from "birdwatching economy"
Lin Zhonghua, a villager of Sanhe, spreads bird food in the jungle.
Sanhe village is administered by Lushui, a city in northeast Yunnan's Nujiang autonomous prefecture of the Lisu minority.
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.