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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 examine of untamed huge pandas within the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This undertaking used to be 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 state opened its society and technological know-how to the area. The undertaking serious about behavioral remark of untamed significant pandas, yet advanced to incorporate body structure, food, ecology, land-use coverage, and inhabitants biology because the employees grew to become extra conscious that the problems with captive pandas (assisted copy, strange vitamin, and genetic inbreeding) weren't the main serious to survival of untamed populations. it really is obvious during this paintings that, because the scientists received wisdom, they got here to determine tremendous panda conservation as wrapped in panorama ecology and human/wildlife interactions. the gang used to be seminal within the chinese language government's enactment of a logging ban to their research quarter by way of advocating for pandas on the nationwide point. The venture used to be summarized in a 2001 quantity, yet its ebook in Mandarin restricted its impression at the higher conservation neighborhood. This English model of the unique paintings interprets, condenses, and refines the unique quantity, with additional contextual chapters at the significance of this quantity and the way our figuring out of huge panda conservation is formed by means of this pioneering box work.

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