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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 through Pan Wenshi from Peking college carried out a research of untamed colossal 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 background, because the kingdom opened its society and technological know-how to the area. The undertaking interested in behavioral remark of untamed sizeable pandas, yet advanced to incorporate body structure, foodstuff, ecology, land-use coverage, and inhabitants biology because the employees turned extra conscious that the problems with captive pandas (assisted replica, strange nutrition, and genetic inbreeding) weren't the main severe to survival of untamed populations. it's glaring during this paintings that, because the scientists received wisdom, they got here to determine immense panda conservation as wrapped in panorama ecology and human/wildlife interactions. the crowd used to be seminal within the chinese language government's enactment of a logging ban to their research region by way of advocating for pandas on the nationwide point. The undertaking was once summarized in a 2001 quantity, yet its book in Mandarin constrained its effect at the higher conservation neighborhood. This English model of the unique paintings interprets, condenses, and refines the unique quantity, with further contextual chapters at the value of this quantity and the way our knowing of big panda conservation is formed through this pioneering box work.

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