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

From 1984 via 1995 a small band of ecologists led by way of Pan Wenshi from Peking collage performed a research of untamed vast pandas within the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This undertaking was once the 1st Chinese-led conservation venture in China and was once performed in the course of an important transition interval in chinese language heritage, because the kingdom opened its society and technological know-how to the area. The venture fascinated by behavioral commentary of untamed tremendous pandas, yet developed to incorporate body structure, food, ecology, land-use coverage, and inhabitants biology because the employees turned extra acutely aware that the problems with captive pandas (assisted copy, strange vitamin, and genetic inbreeding) weren't the main severe to survival of untamed populations. it really is obtrusive during this paintings that, because the scientists received wisdom, they got here to determine huge 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 learn sector through advocating for pandas on the nationwide point. The venture was once summarized in a 2001 quantity, yet its ebook in Mandarin constrained its impression at the better conservation neighborhood. 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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