Habitats

Heishui river Giant Panda Nature Reserve

http://english.ourpanda.com/   2013-06-26 16:31:45     

Heishui river Giant Panda Nature Reserve is located in Dayi County, lying in the western margin of Chengdu Plain, of Sichuan Province. Covering an area of 450200 square meters, the nature reserve is abundant plant and animal resources, for example, the giant panda.

According to the third giant panda census, Heishui river Giant Panda Nature Reserve was one of the top 10 among the 39 panda distributed counties. With abundant edibility bamboo, proper altitude and humiture, and other comfortable nature environment, it is very suitable habitant for the Growth and breeding of giant panda.

In the China Earthquake of May 12, 2008, large scale area of mountain landslide occurred in Heishui river Giant Panda Nature Reserve, which forms blocked riverbeds, roads and broken bridges. And the Reserve suffers from serious losses. Damaged woodland here is about more than 14,650 mu, which causes about 10% serious damage in the habitat and the living environment of giant panda and wildlife.

YA’AN Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau.The first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an; Ya'an is also the origin of Artificial planting tea of the world; Mengding Mountain in Mingshan County, has been keeping seven tea trees, which are believed to be the origins of tea, for more than 1,000 years.

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