In the next ten years, a new release base for giant panda to be built in Sichuan
http://english.ourpanda.com/ 2018-10-23 15:58:12
Sichuan online news (reporter Wang Chengdong) In the next 10 years, Sichuan will build a new release base.Recently, Sichuan Forestry Department issued the "Sichuan Giant Panda Wild Release Technical Guidelines (2018-2027)" (hereinafter referred to as the "Guidelines"), to further clarify the Giant Panda Releasing goals, ideas and technical standards of Sichuan in the next 10 years.
The Guide was formulated by Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sichuan University, Xihua Normal University, China Giant Panda Conservation Research Center and Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
According to the results of the fourth panda survey carried out in 2015, there are 1387 wild giant pandas in Sichuan, accounting for 74.4% of the total number of pandas in China, and 2.27 million hectares of habitat, accounting for 78.7% of the total number of pandas in China.
However, the giant pandas and habitats were fragmented into 22 sections and several local populations. According to previous studies, if a panda population wants to survive for a long time,the number of that population must not be less than 40.In the local population of Sichuan, there are 15 panda populations below 40, which are distributed in a discrete manner.
These will be the key areas of the giant panda's wild release in Sichuan in the next ten years.
A responsible person from Sichuan provincial forestry department said, releasing giant panda is an effective means of rejuvenation of the wild population. After more than ten years of exploration, three wild training bases have been built in Sichuan, including Hetao Ping wild training base of China Giant Panda Conservation Research Center, Tiantaishan wild training base (all located in Wolong), Dujiangyan wild research center of Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research base, and two wild training bases, Liziping and Daxiangling.
In 2003, according to the deployment of the former State Forestry Administration, Sichuan launched the releasing test of wild pandas. In August 2005, in the Longxi Hongkou Nature Reserve in Dujiangyan, Chengdu, the giant panda, Shenglin No. 1, was released to the wild for the first time in human history.
At present, 11 giant pandas have been released to China. All of them are released in Sichuan, and 8 of them live in the wild.