Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 17:30 EDT

Latest Wolong National Nature Reserve Stories

giant panda
2014-03-02 06:02:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Horses and other livestock pose a significant threat to the future of the panda, as they are beating the endangered creatures to the bamboo pandas rely on for sustenance, according to research appearing in this week’s edition of the Journal for Nature Conservation. “Across the world, people are struggling to survive in the same areas as endangered animals, and often trouble surfaces in areas we aren’t anticipating,” said...

2014-02-25 14:25:38

Recovering from natural disasters usually means rebuilding infrastructure and reassembling human lives.  Yet ecologically sensitive areas need to heal, too, and scientists are pioneering new methods to assess nature’s recovery and guide human intervention. The epicenter of China’s devastating Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 was in the Wolong Nature Reserve, a globally important valuable biodiversity hotspot and home to the beloved and endangered giant pandas. Not only did the quake...

2013-09-09 04:20:22

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two "special ambassadors" who speak up for giant panda conservation on Saturday visited Washington D.C., one of the four U.S. cities now have zoos with pandas on loan from China. As Panda ambassadors, or Pambassadors, Melissa Katz from the United States and Jerome Pouille from France shared their knowledge and love for pandas with local audience and tourists on National Mall. The two young people and Erica Chen Yingron from China, were...

2013-09-09 00:20:27

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Two of the three panda ambassadors representing China's Chengdu Panda Base, on Thursday visited the panda twins in Zoo Atlanta, bringing them with blessings from panda fans. Melissa Katz from the United States, Jerome Pouille from France and Erica Chen Yinrong from China, stood out of 1.16 million applicants in the global recruiting campaign last year to claim the most cute job in the world. As panda ambassadors, or Pambassadors, they...

2013-08-27 04:20:22

SINGAPORE, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three panda ambassadors, or Pambassadors, representing China's Chengdu Panda Base, visited Singapore's River Safari on Monday on a global tour to spread the message about conservation of giant pandas and other wildlife. Erica Chen Yinrong and fellow conservation ambassadors Jerome Pouille and Melissa Katz visited Kai Kai and Jia Jia, the two pandas hosted at River Safari. They also interacted with visitors and shared their experience of being...

Study Finds Group Size Can Make Or Break Environmental Collective Actions
2013-06-18 07:24:53

Michigan State University Sustainability programs are a Goldilocks proposition — some groups are too big, some are too small, and the environment benefits when the size of a group of people working to save it is just right. It has long been debated how many people working together can change the world. Whether it's joining forces to conserve gas, save a forest or stave off climate change, arguments have been made for the power of a dedicated few or the strength of numbers. It also...

2012-11-18 08:20:11

CHENGDU, China, Nov. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3 winners of the 2012 Global Search for Chengdu Pambassador were officially awarded this afternoon at the Panda Base in Chengdu, the hometown of giant pandas. The three winners include Jerome Pouille from France, Chen, Yinrong from China, and Melissa Katz from the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121118/CN15660) Upon announcing the result of the competition, Dr. Zhang Zhihe, Director of the Panda Base, noted the...

2012-10-30 11:22:15

CHENGDU, China, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the first baby panda born at the Chengdu Panda Base in 2012 was officially named by popular vote. Over 890,000 internet users voted for names nominated by other netizens. After stepping outside the nursery for the first time, the name of the 3-month old baby panda, born on the opening day of the London Olympics, was officially announced by Zhang Zhihe, Director of the Chengdu Panda Base. The winning name, "Oreo" was proposed...

2012-10-18 07:22:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chengdu Panda Base, in partnership with WildAid and the Yao Ming Foundation, have announced the selection of four U.S.-based finalists as part of the Global Pambassador program. The four finalists will travel to Chengdu Panda Base in China to compete in a three-week competition with other finalists from around the world from October 28-November 16, 2012. After two days of competition, four finalists were chosen to represent the US at the finals...

2012-09-09 22:22:02

SHANGHAI, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chengdu Panda Base, in partnership with WildAid, will announce the launch of the 2012 Global Pambassador campaign, a 3 month competition to develop global knowledge and awareness about giant panda conservation. The campaign will recruit 3 panda-lovers who are passionate about protecting the endangered species, and have a strong sense of social responsibility. These individuals will serve in their official capacity as a "Chengdu Pambassador" for one...


Latest Wolong National Nature Reserve Reference Libraries

Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

More Articles (1 articles) »