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The last thing you would expect to find in an ever-expanding city like Beijing is Wildlife. But it's here!
In fact Beijing has a greater variety of bird species than London, New York and Paris.
This eight part series will explore Beijing's wildlife and the people trying to conserve it.
In Part 5 Professor Gao Wu talks about Beijing's historic relationship with the swift. And how this migratory bird has been managed to adapt to Beijing's changing urban environment.
Written & Video By Alice Carfrae
Animation: Guillermo Munro, Alice Carfrae
Producer: Flora Yue
About Alice Carfrae
Alice Carfrae (b.1984) is an English multimedia producer and photographer. Currently based in Beijing China.
She works for clients such as The Telegraph magazine, The Welsh Rugby Union, the Youth Justice Board, Devon Life Magazine, and has been published by, Acuphoto France, bbc Wales Online.
Alice Graduated from The University of Wales Newport in 2011 with a BA hons in Documentary Photography and is now studying at Beijing Foreign Studies University for an MA in International Multimedia Journalism, under course leader DJ Clark.
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