Chengdu Pambassadors: Devoted to Giant Panda Conservation Around the World

In 2012,the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, WildAid, and the Yao Ming Foundation launched the second Chengdu Pambassador contest. The aim was to select three people from around the world to spread the message of giant panda protection through conservation education. After a three-week competition in Chengdu from October 27 to November 17, […]

Care for Pandas, Care for Nature Students in Action

On the morning of August 21, 2013, two students Wang Qiyu and Li Zhaoji from Xi’an International Senior High School, arrived at the Chengdu Panda Base with a 19,731.6 RMB donation for the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation. During summer holidays, Wang and her friends organized a group of volunteers united by the slogan […]

Giant Panda into the Wild

After completing a rigorous training program, the giant panda Zhang Xiang was released into the wild on November 6, 2013. It is the first female panda that has been released into the wild. Zhang Xiang began her new life at the Liziping Nature Reserve in Sichuan province. Prior to Zhang Xiang’s release, another giant panda […]

Genetic Inbreeding in the Realm of Giant Pandas

Consanguineous Marriage: A Curse upon Zhu-and-Chen Village in Chinese History Bai Juyi (772-846), a renowned Chinese Poet in Tang Dynasty (618-907), wrote a long poem tided Zhu-and-Chen Village. It sings high praises of a village that was completely isolated 6:ore the outside world. According to this poem, this village was situated in Fengxian county Xuzhou […]

Everyone Is A Pambassador

Though most of us are ordinary people, we cannot underestimate the influence of many voices speaking up for wildlife. Everyone of us can be a Pambassador(Panda Ambassador). After being chosen as a 2013 Pambassador, a number of people expressed appreciation and slight envy at my new “cutest job” . Several commented on how lucky I […]

International Symposium on Giant Panda Conservation

The International Symposium on Giant Panda Conservation, sponsored by the State Forestry Administration and undertaken by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, took place in Chengdu from November 7 to 12, 2013. Qin Bai, special correspondent for World Chinese Weekly, interviewed the organizing committee of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. […]