Recently(in year 2015) the State Forestry Administration added the “Giant Panda Protection Regulations”to Giant Panda Conservation. The working group also recommended applying one common set of laws for each nature reserve in China.
The Macao Special Autonomous Region (SAR) Secretariat for Administration and Justice Offices offered an official comment that giant pandas Shu Rong and Ya Lin, presented by the central government, settle in the Macao SAR on April 30. The two pandas will replace the male giant panda Kai Kai who lived there previously. Plans for Shu Rong and Ya Lin to be available to meet the Macao citizens are scheduled for June.
According to survey results of the 4th National Giant Panda Census, Laojun Mountain National Nature Reserve Administration, Pingshan County, Sichuan province, announced that three wild giant pandas were discovered in the nature reserve. Now the Pingshan County in Yibin city, near the upper reaches of the Yangtze River has became one of four new giant panda inhabited areas.
Since spring 2015, information from giant panda nature reserves across Several provinces has been successfully integrated. Wild giant pandas have been discovered and monitored throughout the following areas: Dongyang Valley, Qingchuan County, Sichuan province; Gengda town, Aba prefecture, Sichuan province; Niubei Mountain, Yingjing County, Sichuan province; Yingxiu town, Wenchuan County, Sichuan province; Axia Nature reserve, Gansu province;Sanguanmiao, Foping County, Shaanxi province; and Taibai River, Taibai County, Shaanxi province.
Five giant pandas died from canine distemper(CDV) in the Rescue Center of Rare Wildlife in Shaanxi Province from the end of 2014 to early 2015. After the disease outbreak, almost 30 experts throughout the country were invited to assist with treatment, emergency evacuation for unaffected giant pandas, and for all-weather monitoring. At present, the epidemic has leveled off and no more new cases have appeared.
“The Last Panda”, written by George Beals Schaller, the American Biologist, Environmentalists and foreign representative on giant panda project, is republished by Shanghai Translation Publishing House. Schaller is the first western scientist commissioned by WWF to work for giant panda conservation, and the first foreigner approved by the Chinese government to access the Qiangtang depopulated zone for antelope research, George Beals Schaller was awarded one of the three world’s most outstanding wildlife research scholars by lime.
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding was awarded the Top 10, ranked No.8 of the 4th Session of China Tourism Industry Development Conference held in Nanchang, Jiangxi province. The conference issued the Top 20 International In Nuential Scenic Spot in China.Guided by the Sichuan Travel and Tourism Administration, Sichuan Daily Newspaper Office and Provincial Academy or Social Sciences sponsored the 2014 Sichuan Tourism Industry Top 10 Elected List and Release Activity. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding was awarded the Top 10 Most Popular Scenic Spot.