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By Pan Wenshi,William J. Mcshea,David Garshelis,Wang Dajun,Richard B. Harris

ISBN-10: 1935623176

ISBN-13: 9781935623175

From 1984 via 1995 a small band of ecologists led by way of Pan Wenshi from Peking college performed a examine of untamed enormous pandas within the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This venture was once the 1st Chinese-led conservation venture in China and was once carried out in the course of an important transition interval in chinese language heritage, because the nation opened its society and technology to the area. The undertaking curious about behavioral commentary of untamed massive pandas, yet advanced to incorporate body structure, meals, ecology, land-use coverage, and inhabitants biology because the employees turned extra conscious that the problems with captive pandas (assisted copy, strange vitamin, and genetic inbreeding) weren't the main severe to survival of untamed populations. it's obvious during this paintings that, because the scientists won wisdom, they got here to work out colossal panda conservation as wrapped in panorama ecology and human/wildlife interactions. the crowd was once seminal within the chinese language government's enactment of a logging ban to their research zone by way of advocating for pandas on the nationwide point. The undertaking was once summarized in a 2001 quantity, yet its booklet in Mandarin restricted its impact at the larger conservation group. This English model of the unique paintings interprets, condenses, and refines the unique quantity, with extra contextual chapters at the value of this quantity and the way our realizing of big panda conservation is formed through this pioneering box work.

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