Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Pandas thrive in WWF-backed program in NW China
+ -
17:03, April 16, 2008

 Related News
 Giant pandas head for Beijing to welcome Olympic Games
 Pandas all set for trip to Oz
 Giant pandas set off for Spain
 Giant panda pair set to make home in Adelaide
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The number of giant pandas has increased steadily at a World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-financed program based in the southern mountains of Gansu Province, northwest China, the provincial forestry department said.

The panda population has increased from around 100 to 120 since the department and the WWF began a program called "Protection of Giant Pandas and Their Habitats at Mount Minshan" in 2005, the department said.

Thanks to WWF participation, the number of giant panda reserves around Mount Minshan has doubled to six and the protected area has expanded from 308,000 hectares to 708,600 ha. All six reserves are now connected in a complete stretch, the department said.

On Monday, a WWF representative signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the provincial department for further cooperation this year.

Under the MOU, the WWF and the provincial office will continue patrols around the pandas' domain and conduct further experiments with the sustainable use of resources by human communities adjacent to the nature reserve.

The WWF will provide the Gansu provincial department of forestry with equipment and capital worth 2 million yuan (about 273,973 U.S. dollars), including 15 infrared digital cameras.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Dalai's brag about "peace", "non-violence" is nothing but lie
"A slap in face" to Paris itself
Two-face baby worshipped as goddess
What is Nancy Pelosi really up to?
TYC, a terrorist organization much catastrophic than bin Laden's, say netizens

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/6393935.pdf