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WED, MAR 13: "VALLEY OF THE CATS: YAK DUMPLINGS AND SNOW LEOPARD SELFIES IN QINGHAI

Mar. 13, WED: “VALLEY OF THE CATS”, a talk by naturalists John MacKinnon and Terry Townshend

 You’re invited to join a discussion -- and enjoy stunning images – about a remote corner of Qinghai where local yak-herding families help introduce tourists to local wildlife. Prominent naturalist John Mackinnon – whose “Field Guide to the Birds of China” is a classic for birders here – and Beijing-based conservationist and environmental lawyer Terry Townshend will transport us to the “Valley of the Cats”, home to diverse flora and fauna including the elusive snow leopard. Mr. MacKinnon has worked in ecology and conservation in Asia for five decades; he'll show video and photos related to the Valley, from which he has just returned. Mr. Townshend will explain how he partnered with the Chinese NGO Shanshui Conservation Center to launch the community-based tourism project.  He runs the Birding Beijing website and is a keen photographer; one of his camera traps captured an astonishing image -- some called it the “snow leopard selfie” -- which went viral last year.  

 WHAT: “Valley of the Cats”, a talk by conservationists John MacKinnon and Terry Townshend

WHEN: Wednesday Mar. 13th from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

WHEREThe Beijing Bookworm, Bldg 4, Nan Sanlitun Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing Tel: 6586 9507

HOW MUCH: RMB 60 (includes one welcome drink); free for members of Bookworm or RASBJ (that does not include a welcome drink)

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This event is co-organized by the Bookworm and the Royal Asiatic Society Beijing

 


WATCH THIS SPACE

 

     On Mar. 13, Wednesday, please join us at the Bookworm for a discussion by two top wildlife and conservation experts about the "Valley of the Cats".  This remote valley in Qinghai Province features many unusual flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard. John MacKinnon and Terry Townshend -- and their stunning video and photos -- reveal life in one of the wildest corners of the Middle Kingdom.

    Then we're into the literary festival season, including the Beijing Bookworm Litfest.  RASBJ and Bookworm will partner on the evening of Sunday, Mar. 24 for a QA with Chinese director Wu Hao about his compelling documentary flm "People's Republic of Desire". 

NEWS FOR MEMBERS: To enter the Members' Section on the website, go to the lower lefthand corner of the homepage, find "members login" and enter the password.  If you believe you're an RASBJ member but haven't been given the password, please email enquiries@rasbj.org to ask for it (after ensuring you're fully paid up).  Only members in good standing will have access to the Members' Section.   

Disclaimer

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Royal Asiatic Society China, Beijing members and their guests are asked to please wear appropriate footwear and clothing when attending events or excursions, and to adhere to any safety instructions or other codes of conduct. Please also bear in mind the physical requirements of participating in the event or trip. Participation in events and excursions is at your own risk: the Royal Asiatic Society China,  Beijing accepts no liability for any loss or damage, including personal injury or damage to property.

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