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Pandas (Wolong National Nature Reserve)
Pandas (Wolong National Nature Reserve)
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Pandas at the Wolong National Nature Reserve
Pandas at the Wolong National Nature Reserve
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Wolong Nature Reserve and Giant Pandas
Wolong Nature Reserve and Giant Pandas
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GoPro Wolong National Nature Reserve 2013 (Wolong Panda Reserve)
GoPro Wolong National Nature Reserve 2013 (Wolong Panda Reserve)
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Pandas at Wolong National Natural Reserve, Sichuan
Pandas at Wolong National Natural Reserve, Sichuan
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Baby Pandas in Wolong Panda Reserve, China
Baby Pandas in Wolong Panda Reserve, China
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BABY PANDA AT WOLONG NATURE RESERVE CHINA
BABY PANDA AT WOLONG NATURE RESERVE CHINA
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panda
panda
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Taxi ride from Wolong Nature Reserve towards Chengdu, China
Taxi ride from Wolong Nature Reserve towards Chengdu, China
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Little Pandas The New Breed (Wolong 1998)
Little Pandas The New Breed (Wolong 1998)
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Special : 2005 Wolong Panda Cubs
Special : 2005 Wolong Panda Cubs
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Baby pandas at Wolong Nature Reserve
Baby pandas at Wolong Nature Reserve
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2005 Wolong Panda Cubs...Would I hug Kopanda Panda next?
2005 Wolong Panda Cubs...Would I hug Kopanda Panda next?
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Wolong Panda Reserve
Wolong Panda Reserve
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Special...17 Panda Cubs Parenting Story
Special...17 Panda Cubs Parenting Story
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17 Panda Cubs Parenting Story
17 Panda Cubs Parenting Story
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Snow leopard spotted with cub in SW China
Snow leopard spotted with cub in SW China
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PANDAMONIUM  1. Welcome to Wolong : English Language
PANDAMONIUM 1. Welcome to Wolong : English Language
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Wolong Nature reserve Panda
Wolong Nature reserve Panda's
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18 Quake-Affected Giant Pandas Return Home
18 Quake-Affected Giant Pandas Return Home
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Giant Pandas in Wolong
Giant Pandas in Wolong
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6. Pandas After Breakfast
6. Pandas After Breakfast
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Pandas of the Sleeping Dragon
Pandas of the Sleeping Dragon
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4. Writting a Book About Pandas
4. Writting a Book About Pandas
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15. Pandas Lunch Time
15. Pandas Lunch Time
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Protecting pandas—and the planet
Protecting pandas—and the planet
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7. The Ball  (Mei Qing and Ju Xiao)
7. The Ball (Mei Qing and Ju Xiao)
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1. Photo Shoot (Xiang Xiang and Fu Fu)
1. Photo Shoot (Xiang Xiang and Fu Fu)
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Panda Bear Hug  ♬ ♪
Panda Bear Hug ♬ ♪
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Panda Cub Searches For Mommy
Panda Cub Searches For Mommy
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Meet The Pandas : Washington
Meet The Pandas : Washington's New Power Couple
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Panda Climbs a Tree ♪♫ (Lin Hui & Chuang Chuang)
Panda Climbs a Tree ♪♫ (Lin Hui & Chuang Chuang)
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Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang  ... (UNESCO/NHK)
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang ... (UNESCO/NHK)
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Panda de Mafumafu
Panda de Mafumafu
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12. Panda Roly Poly (Ju Xiao and Zhu Yun)
12. Panda Roly Poly (Ju Xiao and Zhu Yun)
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10. Adventures in The Grass
10. Adventures in The Grass
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Panda Relaxing ♬ ♪
Panda Relaxing ♬ ♪
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18. Panda Sumo (Xi Mei and Chuang Chuang)
18. Panda Sumo (Xi Mei and Chuang Chuang)
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3. Pandas In the Woods  (You You and Xi Xi)
3. Pandas In the Woods (You You and Xi Xi)
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5. Breakfast Time for Pandas
5. Breakfast Time for Pandas
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Captures the moment a bunch of rowdy bear cubs descends into mass brawl
Captures the moment a bunch of rowdy bear cubs descends into mass brawl
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The grass suit: a cunning disguise - Wild about Pandas - BBC One
The grass suit: a cunning disguise - Wild about Pandas - BBC One
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9. An Accomplished Bear (Zhu Yun)
9. An Accomplished Bear (Zhu Yun)
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8. Bamboo Shoots
8. Bamboo Shoots
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13. Pandas In Clover ( Lan Xiang and Mei Qing )
13. Pandas In Clover ( Lan Xiang and Mei Qing )
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"Pandas: The Journey Home" Official Trailer
"Pandas: The Journey Home" Official Trailer
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11. Panda Heaven
11. Panda Heaven
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Session 35: Wolong Liberation 1
Session 35: Wolong Liberation 1
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17. Wild bamboo (Da Di)
17. Wild bamboo (Da Di)
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16.The Branch (Lan Xiang and Mei Qing)
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Wolong National Nature Reserve
Panda Cub from Wolong, Sichuan, China.JPG
Panda cub at the panda breeding centre of Wolong Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Wolong National Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Wolong National Nature Reserve
Location Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China
Nearest city Chengdu
Coordinates 31°01′N 103°06′E / 31.02°N 103.1°E / 31.02; 103.1Coordinates: 31°01′N 103°06′E / 31.02°N 103.1°E / 31.02; 103.1[1]
Area ca. 2,000 km2 (770 sq mi)
Established 1963

Wolong National Nature Reserve (simplified Chinese: 卧龙自然保护区; traditional Chinese: 臥龍自然保護區; pinyin: Wòlóng Zìránbǎohùqū) is a protected area located in Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China. Established in 1963, the reserve covers an area of about 200,000 hectares in the Qionglai Mountains region. There are over 4,000 different species recorded in the reserve.[2] Wolong National Nature Reserve houses more than 150 highly endangered giant pandas. The reserve is also a home to many other endangered species including: red pandas, golden monkeys, white-lipped deer and many precious plants. Wolong gets up to 100,000 visitors every year.[3]

Background[edit]

In June 1980, the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda was established at Wolong with the efforts of both World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Chinese government. To this date, researchers have conducted many breeding research projects on giant pandas and have successfully bred 66 panda cubs.[2]

Location[edit]

Lilium regale, a local native flower

A mountain stream runs through the Wolong Valley (where the Reserve is); the stream is heavily armoured with boulders and smaller rounded stones. Stream waters are rather alkaline with pH levels in the range of 8.91. (Hogan, 2007) Water quality turbidity is quite high due to extensive sand and gravel mining in stream.[4]

According to a 2001 research by Dr. Jianguo Liu of Michigan State University, the rate of destruction is higher after the reserve's creation than before its creation. Using NASA's satellite images and records of population, Liu's research team concluded that due to tourism and the increase in local population, the reserve is facing an unprecedented threat. "Tourists don't think they have an impact on panda habitat, but indirectly each visitor has some impact," Liu said. "We don't see ourselves as a destructive force, but we are."[5]

Fauna[edit]

The giant panda is the most famous species of the reserve. Other typical larger Carnivora are leopards, dholes, Asian black bears, Asiatic golden cats, red pandas, hog badgers and yellow-throated martens. Hooved mammals are represented by Sichuan takins, wild boar, musk deer, mainland serows, Chinese gorals, tufted deer and sambar deer. Other noticeable mammals include golden snub-nosed monkeys, Tibetan macaques, complex-toothed flying squirrels, bamboo rats, and porcupines.[6] Because the reserve comprises different altitudes, it includes tropical and temperate climate zones and harbors species typically for the tropics, like clouded leopards and sambar deer as well as species from temperate regions, like white-lipped deer, snow leopards and Eurasian lynxes.[7]

2008 Earthquake[edit]

Many giant panda houses were broken in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake

The region, including the Panda Research Center, was largely devastated on May 12, 2008, by a catastrophic earthquake, though the captive giant pandas were initially reported to be safe.[8][9] Immediately after the quake, officials were unable to contact the reserve.[10] PRC’s Foreign Ministry later said that a group of 31 British tourists visiting the Wolong panda reserve in the quake-hit area returned safe and uninjured to the provincial capital. The well-being of an even greater number of pandas in the neighbouring panda reserves initially remained unknown. Five security guards at the reserve were killed by the earthquake.[11] Six pandas escaped after their enclosures were damaged. By May 20, two pandas at the reserve were found to be injured, while the search continued for another two adult pandas that went missing after the quake.[12] By May 28, 2008, one panda was still missing,[13] nine-year-old Mao Mao, a mother of five at the breeding centre. She was discovered on Monday, June 9, her body crushed by a wall in her enclosure.[14] Panda keepers and other workers placed her remains in a small wooden crate and buried her outside the breeding centre.

For the time being the giant pandas have been relocated to the Bifengxia Panda Base, which is also managed by the China Panda Protection and Research Center.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaumari Wildlife Reserve". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ a b About Wolong, Wolong National Natural Reserve.
  3. ^ a b "Wolong National Natural Reserve". TravelChinaGuide.com. 
  4. ^ Hogan, C.M., Lumina Tech, Environmental analysis of the Wolong National Nature Reserve (2007)
  5. ^ (April 6, 2001) Endangered Pandas Not Safe in Chinese Nature Reserve, Environment News Service.
  6. ^ Kenneth G. Johnson, Wang Wei, Donald G. Reid and Hu Jinchu: Food Habits of Asiatic Leopards (Panthera pardus fusea) in Wolong Reserve, Sichuan, China. Journal of Mammalogy. Vol. 74, No. 3 (Aug., 1993), pp. 646-650.
  7. ^ William Riley, Laura Riley: Nature´s Strongholds. The World´s Great Wildlife Reserves. Princeton University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-691-12219-9
  8. ^ (May 14, 2008). [1], Pandas International.
  9. ^ (May 13, 2008). [2], Pandas 'safe' at park after quake.
  10. ^ "Report: Rare giant pandas at Chinese breeding center safe after quake". International Herald Tribune. 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  11. ^ Liu, Melinda (2008-05-21). "Animal Instinct". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  12. ^ "Two pandas missing in China quake region". UPI. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  13. ^ Associated Press (2008-05-29). "Panda reserve mulls moving after quake damage". CNN. Archived from the original on 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  14. ^ Yan, Yangtze (2008-06-10). "One panda confirmed dead in China quake". Window of China (Xinhua News Agency). Retrieved 2008-06-10. 

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