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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.
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.
Besides helping each other plant and harvest, rural Chinese neighbors also influence each otherâ€™s environmental behavior â€“ farmers are more likely to reenroll their land in a conservation program if they talk to their neighbors about it.
CHENGDU, China, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Executives with Milanoo.com this week unveiled a company-sponsored sweepstakes geared toward drawing interest in China's tourism industry. In all, over $50,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to thirty randomly selected winners.
CHENGDU, China, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Dreamworks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2 hits movie theaters on May 26 and ahead of the release, Art Director Raymond Zibach, representing Dreamworks Animation, will come to Chengdu for the Premiere in China, and to explore the hometown of real pandas.
The impact of China's devastating 2008 earthquake was substantially lessened by environmental conservation programs for some of the country's most fragile habitats, according to research published in a journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science this week.
A US-born panda gave birth to her eighth cub in southwest China on Friday, a rare achievement for the endangered species that has been extremely hard to breed in captivity.
Though much effort and many resources have been expended to protect the endangered giant panda, research by an international team of scientists shows that much suitable panda habitat is outside the nature reserves and areas where the panda is reported to live.
The endangered giant panda may soon be able to add a new representative to the ranks of their species, according to officials at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna.
Officials at a panda research center in northwest Chinaâ€™s Shaanxi Province have closed the facility to visitors as a precautionary measure intended to protect the animals from being infected by the H1N1 swine flu.
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...