Conserving and Appreciating Nature with Wildlife Photographer Xi Zhinong 奚志农 [in Mandarin] (Event #39)
Come along with us as we go behind the scenes of wildlife photography and learn how to appreciate nature differently during our chat with Xi Zhinong. Xi is considered to be the first photographer in the world to photograph the Yunnan golden monkey. He also founded the non-profit organization Wild China Film in 1992, which is dedicated to documenting and protecting China’s disappearing natural areas, wild animals and plants.
Xi Zhinong is a wildlife photographer and the founder of Wild China Film. In 1995 his photograph “Mother and Child”, featured in Time Magazine, BBC Wildlife and National Geographic, first introduced the Yunnan golden snub-nosed monkey to the world. In 2002 his documentary “Mystery of the Snub-nosed Monkey”, which he spent ten years filming, was nominated for a Global Sustainability Award at the Wildscreen Festival.
- Mei ZhangFounder and CEO of WildChina
Mei Zhang is the founder and CEO of WildChina. Under her leadership, WildChina flourished from a small Hutong operation into an award-winning business. Mei’s own expertise has led her to win a number of personal awards, including Travel and Leisure’s A-List of Top Travel Advisors, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist, and Wendy Perrin’s #WOW List of Travel Experts. Mei is an Aspen Institute China Fellow and currently serves as a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board.