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Giant Panda Habitat

For years, scientists have argued about whether the panda is more closely related to the bear or the raccoon. Bears, raccoons, and dogs all descended from the same common ancestor that lived over 24 million years ago.The panda has some characteristics common to bears, but other characteristics are not like bears. For example, their head is larger than a bear‘s, their skull and…

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Niubei Mountain

Niubei Mountain is famous as the biggest sightseeing stand in China for its perfect wide vision. With Mount Gongga stand highest,Mud mountain,Niangniang mountain,Wawu mountain,E`mei mountain, Jiajin mountain, Siguniang mountain and Erlang mounatin in the front and Dadu river grand canyon in the back,almost all the famous mountains in Sichuan are included from the view of the Niubei Mountain.Looking around, you will find rolling mountains well-organized, displaying different layers.…

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Seda Monastery,Sertar Larung Gar Buddhist Academy

Serthar is a place where the Tibetan Buddhism is centralized, very well-known for the Serthar Buddhist Institution (also 'Larung Gar Buddhist Institution' or 'Wuming Buddhist Institution') in Larung Monastery. Besides, there are some other small monsteries spreaded around. All belongs to the Red Hat. Seke, a town 1.5km from Serthar, holds the annual memorial ceremony for the tallest Buddhist Pagoda in the area in end of July of Tibetan calendar.In Serthar, the average annual temperature is…

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Sertar Larung Gar Buddhist Academy

One of the most surprising elements of Serthar is that more than half of those who come to study are women. Entry is limited at the relatively small nunneries that exist in areas populated by Tibetans, but Serthar is open to virtually anyone who is a genuine student of Khenpo Jikphun's brand of Buddhism. Another surprise at Serthar is that it attracts ethnic Chinese students as well as Tibetans. Of the over 8,000 students here, roughly 1000 are ethnic Chinese and students from Taiwan,…

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Seda Monastery,Sertar Larung Gar Buddhist Academy

One is that the academy is open virtually to anyone, even at the time of Buddhism teaching, while entry is limited at most of monastery that exist in areas populated by Tibetans. The other one is that more than half of Buddhists who come here to study are women. The female followers are called as "Juemu" and the male is "Jueshi" or "Lama". Another one that the Buddhism is taught separately in Mandarin and Tibetan language. Among the over 10,000 students here, roughly 1,000 are taught in…

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Seda Monastery,Sertar Larung Gar Buddhist Academy

Serthar, 'Seda' in Chinese, also called Sertar,Serta is a Tibetan pasturing area located in the northeast part of Ganzi Tibet Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan, featured with grassland, lakes, rivers and Tibetan atmosphere in the plateau above 4000m in elevation. Serthar means 'Golden Horse' in Tibetan. Legend has it that horse-head-shaped gold was ever discovered in the vast beautiful grassland around, or there is a golden horse imbeded underneath.20km away from Serthar county seat,…

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Niubei Mountain

Niubei Mountain

Niubei Mountain lies in Ya`an city,Sichuan province,neighbouring Luding county.As the branch of Erlang mountain,Niubei Mountain is the divide of Qingyi River and Dadu River,with a total attitude of 3600m. The name of Niubei Mountain comes from a stone on the top of mountain, which raises as the back of the bull.Niubei Mountain is a newly developed…

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About Giant Panda

The panda is not special just because it is one of the most well known and charismatic animals on earth. It is also a very peculiar species, with many unique and remarkable characteristics. And they are universally recognised as being a charismatic symbol of both China and nature conservation in general.Giant pandas, China’s national animal, are a symbol of peace and friendship. They are one of favourite animals in the wolrd. So far,there are around 1864 wild…

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Shaanxi Qinling Giant Panda Breeding Base

The base is located at the Shaanxi Salvage and Breeding Research Center for Endangered Wild Animals in Zhouzhi county on the northern side of the Qinling Mountains.Xi'an - Shaanxi Qinling Giant Panda Breeding Base for giant pandas in northwest China's Shaanxi Province in a another effort to save the highly endangered species from extinction.Shaanxi Qinling Giant Panda Breeding Base,With an investment of 10.2 million U.S. dollars, the Qinling giant panda breeding base will…

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Labahe Panda Nature Reserve

Labahe laba river nature reserve for wild panda protection at Erlang mountains, Tianquan County, yaan, Sichuan province.Labahe Nature Reserve established in 1963, covers area of 23872 hectare, ranging mountain and valley at elevation from 1050 to 5010M, about 46KM to Tianquan county township, 200 KM to Chengdu. There are 18 species of national rare plants, the three key…

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Dujiangyan Panda Valley

Dujiangyan Panda Valley located 65 kilometers from Chengdu, Panda Valley is in the Baima Village, Yutang Town, Dujiangyan City. It is an excellent place to see fully grown pandas as well as the adorable, more active juveniles. The whole valley covers an area of 1.34 square kilometers. This valley is organised in such a way that that giant pandas are encouraged to return to the wild. Visitors can have close contact with the lovely animals by being photographed while holding one…

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Fengtongzhai giant panda nature reserve

The Giant Panda Natural Preservation in Fengtong Village, a National Nature Preservation Zone, situated at the northeast slope on the northern Jiajin Mountainin Baoxing County, Ya’an City, is a ecological nature preservation zone with an area of 40 thousand hectares, mainly in charge of the protection of the rare wild animals, such as giant pandas, and their habitants. The zone with extending mountains, dense forests, and bamboos, springs, waterfalls, steams all over, is the natural paradise…

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Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley is in the northwest of Sichuan province, which was listed as “Chinese 5A grade scenic area” in 2007 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It gets its name because there scattered nine Tibetan villages, with the altitude of 2000 to 3000 meters, belonging to terrain of steep mountain and gorge carbonate side weir, famous for its high mountains, lakes, primitive forests, snow mountains. It is said that “when…

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Tangjiahe Panda Reserves

The Tangjiahe Nature Reserve established in 1978 covers an area of 400 square kilometres, including 170 square kilometres of forests. This nature reserve is located in Qingchuan County on the northwestern edge of Sichuan Basin, on the southern slope of the Motian Ridge and the northwest of Longmen Mountain. The complicated terrain inclines from northwest to southeast. The Motian Ridge in the north stands 3,000 metres above sea level, the Dacaoping in the northwest has an…

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Hetaoping Wolong Panda Center

Wolong National Nature Reserve is located in the boundaries of Wenchuan County, Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, by the left bank of upper reach of Minjiang River and the east slope of Gonglai Mountain, and 145 kilometers away from the capital city Chengdu.



In 1981, the China Research & Conservation Center for the Giant Panda, at the Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province, China was established. The Wolong Nature Reserve is a large…

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Foping Nature Reserve

Foping Nature Reserve in Shaanxi Province, China, is a nature reserve and national park situated in the Qinling Mountains. The Nature Reserve covers 350 km2 and is under the leadership of the Ministry of Forestry. Foping Nature Reserve is girdled by other protected areas: It is bordered in the east by the Long-caoping Forest Farm; in the west it is flanked by the Changqing Nature Reserve; Zhouzhi Nature Reserve, the stronghold of the Golden Monkey, and Laoxiancheng Nature…

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Wanglang Nature Reserve

Wanglang nature reserve is situated in Pingwu county, the north of Mianyang city. The reserve covers an area of 32 hectares, it is 5.4% of the whole Pingwu. Before its establishment, there is a pastureland with abundant nature resources. That time was expressed by local people “the natural resources is so enough that you can beat river deer with sticks and catch fish with wooden dippers.” In 1963, it was established by the Sichuan Forestry Bureau, is located in the Minshan…

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Baoxing Fengtongzhai Nature Reserve

As early as 1869, a French Christian preacher, David, come to Baoxing Fengtongzhai founded the church and firstly show panda to the world.The China Giant Panda is known and cherished around the world. The panda, one of the most rare and beloved animals in the world, is threatened with extinction - only about 1,000 pandas live in the wild.Although historically pandas were found throughout much of China and in Burma and Laos, today all of the wild pandas in the world live in six isolated…

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Dujiangyan Panda Base

China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda, Dujiangyan Base is a brand new giant panda breeding base in Chengdu.Location Shiqiao Village, Qingchengshan County, Dujiangyan Prefecture, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of central Chengdu.



China Giant Panda Protection and Research center has three bases, respectively is Wolong, Dujiangyan, and Ya’an Bifengxia. Wolong and Ya’an Bifengxia has bearing function of the giant panda feeding, breeding, research, and…

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Wolong National Natural Reserve

The Wolong Nature Reserve sprawls over some 200,000 hectares and contains about 10% of the wild panda population across the world. Local people also live in the reserve. Researchers wanted to know just how well protected the pandas habitat actually was. To do this, the scientists used remote sensing data and maps to determine what kinds of and how much habitats were located within the reserve. By comparing data collected prior to 1975 to data obtained after 1975 they were able to…

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