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Japan’s First Panda Born In 24 Years Dies One Week After Birth
2012-07-12 11:39:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after Tokyo´s Ueno Zoo recorded its first panda birth in 24 years, an event that was greeted with widespread excitement, researchers´ high spirits were crushed when they failed to resuscitate the baby male panda after one zoo keeper found the creature lying motionless on his mother´s chest. The baby panda, who had yet been named, died on Wednesday after resuscitation efforts failed. The cub had no...

2012-06-17 23:00:30

Accessory Power supports the nonprofit organization in their efforts to preserve the endangered Giant Panda and its habitat Westlake Village, Calif (PRWEB) June 17, 2012 Accessory Power has surpassed its fundraising goal for the Pandas International Bamboo Project to plant one full acre of bamboo seedlings at the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Center in Sichuan province, China and is announcing a further commitment to raise additional funds. Due to the success of their previous fundraising...

Researchers Give Long Look At Who Benefits From Nature Tourism
2012-04-26 06:31:42

Using nature's beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China's valued panda preserves, but it isn't an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human habitants, a unique long-term study shows. The policy hitch: Often those who benefit most from nature-based tourism endeavors are people who already have resources. The truly impoverished have a harder time breaking into the tourism business. Wei Liu's study, published in the April 25 edition of PLoS One, looks at nearly a decade...

Pandas Put To Work In Their Own Park
2012-04-01 06:36:09

John Neumann for RedOrbit.com This story was originally published on April 1st, 2012 as part of an April Fool's Day prank and promotion. It should in no way be considered as "real" news. If you visit the Giant pandas in the Wolong Panda Reserve, the site of a successful breeding program since 1993, don´t be alarmed if your next lunch meal is served by one of the pandas themselves. The success of the breeding program, with nearly 1,000 born and raised within the confines of the...

Image 1 - Prowling Pandas Become Policy Advisers
2011-12-16 03:37:43

Vanessa Hull evaluates the impacts of zoning on pandas in Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China The comings and goings of a pair of girls are helping breathe some life into a zoning policy that's aiming to protect the Chinese environment. The girls--Mei-Mei and Pan-Pan--are pandas outfitted with GPS collars. Vanessa Hull, a doctoral student from the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University (MSU), is using the movement of collared pandas to...

Image 1 - Zoning Boundaries Can Make Good Neighbors In Conservation
2011-10-28 09:52:35

As the world's biodiversity hotspots are increasingly stressed by their human neighbors, zoning is becoming a common strategy to balance environmental protection and human needs. But a recent study shows zoning for conservation demands reality checks. "Zoning ordinances are rarely evaluated for their ability to make positive changes using empirical data on both human and biodiversity characteristics." says Jianguo (Jack) Liu, an internationally recognized expert at Michigan State...

2011-08-13 00:00:32

Accessory Power supports the nonprofit organization in efforts to preserve the Giant Panda and its habitat Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 With only approximately 1,600 wild pandas in existence around the world, the non-profit organization Pandas International has dedicated its efforts on educating the public, and raising money for research and the preservation of panda habitats. After the 2008 earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China, the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Center...


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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...

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