Searching for Giant Panda Traces in the Snow

An eight-day snowstorm raged from April 4 to 11 2013, trapping four surveyors from the census team and their five local guides in the Jiguan Mountains. We had to sleep on the snow in the open air for four nights and only managed to cover half the area we planned in the Anzi River Nature […]

Nature as My Schoolbook

It has been exactly fourteen months since I joined the team of the 4th National Giant Panda Census. We left our footprints in the wild of ten counties and thirty-three towns including Leibo, Mabian, Ebian, Wenchuan, Mao county, Songpan, Beichuan, Jiuzhai Valley, Mian-zhu, and Shifang. Like an enormous book replete with diverse landscapes and ethnic […]

The World Responds

Professor Lyu Zhi, a faculty member from the School of Life Sciences, Peking University, sent warm congratulations on the broadcasting of the website. Distinguished zoologist Dr.George Schaller commented that the website broad-casts were significant events in the effort to increase the world’s comprehension and dedication to giant panda conservation. On, the high-visibility […]

24-Hour Live Coverage of Giant Pandas

Now panda fans across the globe can live stream giant pandas simply by clicking on the website at any time. This is made possible by a network of cameras set up by China Network Television (CNTV). CNTV set up 28 cameras throughout five of die main giant panda enclosures at the Chengdu Research Base […] Giant Panda on Camera

August 6, 2013 was a special day for giant pandas. China Network Television (CNTV) launched the 3Llong-awaited, a channel devoted to this world-famous species. At 2:30pm that afternoon, a grand ceremony took place at the Beijing Media Center where honored guests witnessed the historic event. In attendance were Zhao Shucong, director of the State […]

Streaming Giant Pandas

Twenty-eight cameras are set up throughout five giant panda enclosures at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The cameras broadcast live feeds of the giant pandas 24 hours every day. Directors at the on-site television control room observe and switch between the different cameras, selecting the most interesting and clear views. The streamed […]

Heizhugou Giant Panda Celebrates Lantern Festival

At about 8:00 in the morning of February 24, 2013, residents of Shanfeng Village, Lewu Town near the Sichuan Hei-zhugou National Nature Reserve awoke to prepare for the Lantern Festival celebrations later that day. Little did they know that a special guest would join in the festivities. The Lantern Festival is the culminating event to […]

Giant Panda News Part 5

On the morning of February 28, more than 1700 students and teachers from the Elementary School Division of the Sanyuan Foreign Languages School gathered in a football field to attend an orientation ceremony. It’s theme was “Let Love Surround Me, Let Civilization Follow you” and was opened with a dance called “Good Luck”. The students […]

Returning to Their Roots: A Panda Repatriation

It was a special homecoming for the off-springs of Mei Mei, Liang Bang, and Young Ming, three expatriate pandas who have lived in Japan for the past 13 years. For the first time in their lives, Ai Bang, Ming Bang, Mei Bang, and Yong Bang saw their ancestral hometown at the Chengdu Research Base of […]

4th Panda Census in Sichuan

State Forestry Administration Inspects the Work of the 4th National Giant Panda Census in Sichuan From September 8 to IS, 2012, experts from the Office of the Lead Group of the 4th National Giant Panda Census of the State Forestry Administration inspected the work of the field investigation that was carried out by the 4A […]