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  CRES Divisions & Staff: Giant Panda Conservation
The Giant Panda Conservation Unit of CRES is dedicated to the study of giant panda biology and to the conservation of this highly endangered species.
Giant panda management at the San Diego Zoo is guided by science, and animal caretakers and researchers work side by side to achieve optimal well-being and reproduction.
The giant panda is notorious for its reluctance to mate and rear offspring in captivity, so the Panda Unit set out to address these major obstacles to captive propagation.
www.conservationandscience.org /staff/div_panda_conservation.html   (1163 words)

 Giant Panda Still Threatened by Habitat Loss
Washington, DC -- In spite of progress on several fronts, conservation efforts to save the giant panda continue to be hindered by the loss of and change within the panda's habitat in the mountains of China, according to a new report released today by World Wildlife Fund.
According to the report, research shows that the giant panda may live longer in captivity, but that breeding success is greater in the wild.
The report's authors stress that protecting pandas in their natural habitat is indisputably the highest priority for conservation of this internationally known and loved but highly endangered species.
www.ecoworld.com /Home/articles2.cfm?TID=235   (740 words)

 ScienceDaily: Brighter Future For Giant Panda?
The giant panda is one of the world's most endangered and elusive species.
Understanding population trends for giant pandas has been a major task for conservation authorities in China for the past thirty years, during which time three national surveys were carried out.
Giant Panda -- The Giant Panda is a mammal now usually classified in the bear family, Ursidae, native to central and southern China.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2006/06/060620081439.htm   (1739 words)

 "An information resource on the giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca: ecology, biology, conservation and captive care"
Although the papers selected are mostly related to the biology and husbandry/care of the panda, there are also papers on the economics and sociological aspects related to panda conservation efforts and natural reserves and the role of pandas in the lives of the local people.
Felis catus, representative of the ancestral carnivore karyotype (ACK), and giant panda,
A landscape analysis of pandas in the Qinling mountains found that increased protection and linkage of fragmented mid-elevation habitat, much of it outside of existing reserves, is necessary to meet habitat requirements of panda populations.
www.nal.usda.gov /awic/pubs/panda.htm   (4109 words)

 giant panda endangered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Find giant panda endangered and more at Lycos Search.
The best of the best sites for giant panda endangered on the web.
Read about giant panda endangered in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary.
www.national-hero.com /giant_panda_endangered.htm   (157 words)

 Scientific Expedition, Panda & Wildlife in No-human region of Tibet
The Giant Panda is the most popular and beloved animal.
This is the most successful panda feeding and artificial reproduction research center in the world.
Beautiful mountains, deep valleys, waterfalls, springs, primitive forests, mild climate and fresh air provide the pandas a happy home.
www.100gogo.com /zo2.htm   (650 words)

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