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Topic: Qinling


In the News (Thu 27 Jun 19)

  
  Geophysics
From the south margin of the North China Block to the south Qinling, the velocity of the boundary of the crust and mantle all exhibits the clear shape of stairs.
The North Qinling nappe system was formed by decoupling, thrusting and stacking of upper crustal sheets of the North Qinling along a brittle-ductile transition zone.
Therefore, the Qinling orogen is caused by wedging of the Yangtze block into the middle crust of North China block in crocodile type, and the lower crust of North China block subduced to the south, while the upper crust thrusted to the south (Yuan et al., 1994; Yuan, 1997).
www.geo.arizona.edu /~cli/geophyiscs.htm   (945 words)

  
  Bulletin No.37
On the south slope, the average annual temperature is 2°C higher than on the north slope, the winter average temperature is 4°C to 5°C higher, the relative humidity is 10% higher and the average rainfall is 200 to 400 mm greater.
In the Qinling mountain range 106 genera, or approxi-mately 11.9% of the total genera, may be classified as pantropical.
The northern boundary for the distribution of the genus is the southern slope of the Qinling Mountains.
www.um.u-tokyo.ac.jp /publish_db/Bulletin/no37/no37004.html   (5407 words)

  
 Qinling - Encyclopedia.com
Qinling or Tsinling, mountain range, outlier of the Kunlun Mts., between the Wei and Han rivers, Shaanxi prov., central China; Taibai shan (13,494 ft/4,113 m) is the highest peak.
The range is wooded, and coal is mined in the central region.
The Qinling, with the Huai River to the east, marks the geographical boundary between N and central China; rice and citrus fruits are generally not found south of this line.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Qinling.html   (977 words)

  
 Wild Giant Panda
Running east to west, Qinling Mountains lie in the eastern province of Shaanxi and form a natural division between northern and southern China in terms of geography and climate.
A short distance to the north-east of Qinling Mountains lies Xi`an, the capital city of the province of Shaanxi.
Based on a national survey approximately 1000 wild pandas were found in the wild, The Qinling Mountains in Shaanxi Province is the northernmost distribution area for the giant panda and is also one of the areas with the densest panda population.
www.wildgiantpanda.com /qinling.htm   (1247 words)

  
 Panda Chinese Giant Bear Cub - zoo, cam, baby, endangered, bamboo, mountain, temperate, forest, species, research, ...
The province contains the geographical center of China and the landscape is flat in the north and The Mountains in the south are part of the Qinling mountain range.
Shaanxi is a province that includes portions of the Loess Plateau on the middle reaches of the Yellow River as well as the Qinling Mountains.
The northern part of Shaanxi is cold in the winter and very hot in summer and a subtropical climate south of the Qinling Mountains.
www.pandachinese.com   (2023 words)

  
 Isolated giant pandas to be reunited
Through the building of a bamboo corridor, two isolated groups of giant pandas living in the Qinling Mountains area in northwest China's Shaanxi Province are expected to be reunited after two decades of separation.
Approximately 90 hectares of bamboo will be planted on the Qinling tunnel, forming a passage for free exchanges between the two isolated panda groups, said Yong Yange, head of the research center of the state-level Fuping Giant Panda Protection Zone.
According to the plan, four more such passages for pandas will be built in the Qinling area in the future, which is expected to bring new hope to the conservation of wild giant pandas in the region.
www.chinadaily.net /china/2006-05/19/content_595002.htm   (501 words)

  
 Shaanxi Qinling Mountain Integrated Ecosystem Management : P.R.C. [39321-01] - ADB.org
The project area (PA) comprises 458 square kilometers (sq km) on the northern slope of the Qinling Mountains (QM) in an area adjacent and surrounding the Louguantai village or township within the Zhouzhi county of Shaanxi province.
The larger but scarcely populated biodiversity conservation area is called the Qinling Biological Conservation and Demonstration Area (QBCDA), where the management objective is low impact development that supports the conservation of biodiversity and provides sustainable low impact livelihoods for about 4,600 residents.
The project impact is to improve sustainable conservation and use of QM resources accompanied by rural well-being.
www.adb.org /Documents/PIDs/39321013.asp   (430 words)

  
 WWF China
The Qinling Mountains are located in the eastern most part of the ecoregion and contain the highest panda population density in China.
Qinling is also the northernmost distribution range for the giant panda.
WWF’s Qinling Focal Project was officially launched in March 2002 and is being implemented in Shaanxi with the aim of protecting the giant panda habitat and reducing fragmentation in this important distribution area for the giant panda.
www.wwf.com.cn /english/loca.php?loca=146   (461 words)

  
 China's endangered panda expands habitat
The reappearance of the panda in the western parts of the Qinling mountains was attributed to recent efforts by the government to restore the region's natural habitat, the report said.
The Qinling panda has been identified as a sub-species of the giant panda that mainly resides in southwestern Sichuan province.
The Qinling pandas are believed to have separated from the giant panda about 50,000 years ago, Chinese researchers said.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-02/17/content_417061.htm   (305 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Qinling, East Asia, East Asia (East Asian Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Qinling or Tsinling[both: chin´ling´] Pronunciation Key, mountain range, outlier of the Kunlun Mts., between the Wei and Han rivers, Shaanxi prov., central China; Taibai shan (13,494 ft/4,113 m) is the highest peak.
The range is wooded, and coal is mined in the central region.
The Qinling, with the Huai River to the east, marks the geographical boundary between N and central China; rice and citrus fruits are generally not found south of this line.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/Q/Qinling.html   (205 words)

  
 The Sun News Online | Crime watch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Qinling had disembarked from a Virgin Atlantic aircraft on September 12, holding a Taiwanese passport, which, after scrutiny, was found to belong to a missing man.
A police source, who pleaded anonymity, said contrary to Qinling’s claims that she got the missing passport from her sister, findings revealed that she bought it.
Qinling’s friend, Xiao, was, however, left off the hook when detectives discovered that she has a residence permit.
www.sunnewsonline.com /webpages/features/crimewatch/2006/oct/19/crimewatch-19-10-2006-001.htm   (326 words)

  
 World's best responsible & ecotourism holiday
Through a series of inter-linking nature reserves in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanzi Province and reserves in 2 other provinces, wild giant pandas are being provided with havens from which to establish their come-back.
Laoxiancheng Nature Reserve is situated in the Qinling Mountains in the south of Shaanxi province, China and is 188 km from Xi'an, the provincial capital.
Laoxiancheng NR is located at the headwaters of the Xushui River, on the south slope in the middle range of the Qinling Mountains and is bordered and for the most part surrounded by four other nature reserves.
www.responsibletravel.com /Trip/Trip900240.htm   (1020 words)

  
 World's Largest Botanic Garden to Protect Rare Plants
The Qinling Mountains serve as the natural demarcation line between southern and northern climates in China's mainland.
Qinling, which is the watershed of the drainage areas of the Yangtze and the Yellow River, China's two longest rivers, divides northern temperate zones from subtropical zones.
The Qinling National Botanical Gardens are an enlargement of the existing Qinling Botanical Gardens, located in central Shaanxi's Zhouzhi County.
www.bgci.org /china_en/news/0280   (717 words)

  
 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
The Qinling Mountains are the most significant geographical formation in the Shaanxi Province, and the only area in China that functions as a watershed for the country's two most significant rivers, the Yangtze River and the Yellow River.
The Qinling Mountains run from west to east and cover more than 52,000km2, forming the natural division between northern and southern China (and the Shaanxi Province) in terms of geography and climate.
The Qinling Mountains are ecologically significant, dividing the province and reaching elevations of almost 3800m.
www.fatbirder.com /links_geo/asia/china_shaanxi.html   (1410 words)

  
 Qinling Mountains Summary
The Qinling mountain range runs 1,500 kilometers from the borders of Gansu and Qinghai provinces in the west to the middle of Henan Province in the east.
The Qinling Mountains cover more than 50,000 square kilometers and are home to a great variety of wildlife and endangered species.
The Qinling Mountains (Chinese Simplified 秦岭, Chinese Traditional 秦嶺) are a major mountain range in central China.
www.bookrags.com /Qinling_Mountains   (329 words)

  
 WWF - A report from and about Qinling mountains
Land of the Giant Panda, the Qinling Mountains lie in the eastern province of Shaanxi and form a natural dividing line between north and south China.
Some of the peaks of Qinling Mountains reach are higher than 3000 m so they act as a barrier to cold, dry air coming in from the north.
Says Li Ning “Qinling literally means ‘mountain of the kingdom of Qing’ and you know, Qing was the kingdom that united China in 221BC.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/asia_pacific/where/china/wwf_china_conservation/qinling/index.cfm   (441 words)

  
 WWF | Pandas | Featured Projects
WWF aims to halt and reverse environmental degradation in the Minshan mountain range and is collaborating with partners - including local communities, county and provincial government officials and nature reserve staff - to target habitat protection, sustainable resource use and conservation and development policy.
The Qinling Mountains in Shaanxi Province contain the highest panda density in China and are home to approximately 20 percent of China's total wild panda population.
The Qinling Mountain range is the natural division between northern and southern China in terms of geography and climate and the only area that acts as a water catchment for the country's two most important rivers: the Yangtze and the Yellow.
www.worldwildlife.org /pandas/projects.cfm   (769 words)

  
 Natural Environment――Xi'an investment & trade guide
Qinling is one of the major divisions of the northern and southern climate, hydrography, vegetation and soil in China.
and Baoji, Mt. Taibai is the main peak of Mt. Qinling, with an altitude of 3,767 m.
Most area as planned urban districts is on the secondary and third terraces of the alluvial plain along the south bank of Weihe River.
www.xainvest.gov.cn /en/zrzy/ezy.htm   (618 words)

  
 China designs new plan to protect endangered panda sub-species_technology_English_SINA.com
Compared with giant pandas living in southwestern province of Sichuan, home to most China's pandas, Qinling pandas are more rare and endangered due to their smaller population, said Sun Chengqian, deputy director of the Shaanxi Provincial Forestry Department.
The discovery of the Qinling panda sub-species not only proves pandas have strong capability to adapt themselves to nature, but also enriches the bio-diversity of giant pandas, lightening a brighter future for the existence of the much-loved creatures, said Zhao Xuemin, deputy director of the State Forestry Administration at the meeting.
As their peers at other places in China, however, the Qinling pandas have long been threatened with habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, poaching and conflicts between conservation and unsustainable economic development.
english.sina.com /china/1/2006/0610/80297.html   (770 words)

  
 1/4/2003 -- WWF Study Explores Need for More Panda Reserves in China's Qinling Mountains
The study describes the impact of the increasingly fragmented nature of the remaining habitat, which in some areas is so fragmented that it is difficult for pandas to travel from one reserve to the next.
Although the Qinling pandas represent a fraction of the entire panda population, habitat fragmentation is a problem that reaches across all of the six mountain ranges in China where all of the world's pandas live.
The Qinling Mountains are one of the most biologically rich temperate forests in the world, but, despite the addition of new reserves, there is still not enough protected habitat to sustain the health and viability of the panda population, Loucks said.
forests.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=21383   (1062 words)

  
 english.eastday.com
By 2020 when all the projects of the plan complete, the population of the Qinling pandas is expected to increase to 400 and their habitat will be expanded to 500,000 hectares from more than 340,000 hectares currently, said Sun.
The plan also includes evacuating local residents from the panda's home and building bamboo corridors between the habitats of the different panda groups in Qinling, which have been isolated after their original homelands were dissected by highways, tunnels or human residential areas, said Sun.
The discovery of the Qinling sub-species not only proves pandas have a strong capability to adapt themselves to nature, but it also enriches the bio-diversity of giant pandas, signaling a brighter future for the existence of these much-loved creatures, said Zhao Xuemin, deputy director of the State Forestry Administration.
english.eastday.com /eastday/englishedition/features/userobject1ai2115834.html   (684 words)

  
 Shaanxi Environment Protection
In the central part, there is Qinling mountain and Mt. Taibai is the highest peak in middle of China, where is the international biodiversity significance area (One of nine key important biodiversity in China and identified by IUCN).
Qinling mountainous region ecosystem: The subtropical plants are dominant.
The Office of The Qinling Botanical Garden of Shaanxi, are government functional department and specifically assigned the responsibility as the managing office for the Qinling Botanical Garden of Shaanxi Province for the implementation of the co-financing project.
sxhbj.shaanxi.gov.cn /en/menu3-14.html   (1013 words)

  
 WWF-UK: Giant boost for the giant panda
Qinling is home to approximately 20 per cent of the estimated 1,000 giant pandas left in the wild.
Seven more panda reserves totalling over 225,000 ha will be approved in Qinling by June 2004, ensuring over half a million hectares of protected areas for pandas in Qinling.
The Qinling Mountain area has been identified by WWF as one of the 200 most important ecological regions in the world.
www.wwf.org.uk /news/n_0000000869.asp   (564 words)

  
 In Search of Wild Pandas
The Qinling mountain range is the northernmost distribution area for the giant panda and is also one of the areas with the densest panda population.
The Qinling panda population is an independent panda population with about 200-300 pandas.
Many Qinling plants are rare and endangered, including the Ginkgo, one of the oldest tree species in the world.
www.foruminternational.com /pandas.shtml   (2023 words)

  
 Qinling Mountains Become Home to Rare Animals
The Qinling Mountains have become a safe home to various rare animals as a result of the local efforts to set up nature reserves in the area.
The Qinling Mountains, which runs from west to east in the central part of China and is mainly located in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, covers more than 50,000 square kilometers.
Shaanxi plans to build four to five more nature reserves in the Qinling Mountains in the coming years to provide a sound living environment for wild animals.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /english/200011/09/eng20001109_54779.html   (358 words)

  
 Giant Panda Has A New Sub-species--english   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The team has studied and compared the two kinds of pandas from Sichuan and Qinling areas in their genes and the differences in their body forms.
This means the discovery of Qinling panda sub-species is recognized by international zoological circle.
The distribution of Qinling giant pandas have isolated from that of Sichuan giant pandas since 12 thousand years ago.
english.newssc.org /system/2006/01/13/000033786.shtml   (318 words)

  
 People's Daily Online -- Giant Panda has a new sub-species
Judging from their genes, Qinling giant pandas are closer to their ancestors while Sichuan pandas experienced faster evolution.
In their hair color, Qinling panda's chest is light brown, its chest hair is brown while Sichuan panda's chest is fl and its chest hair is white.
But Qinling pandas' artificial breeding is not as good as that in Wolong, thus it is a severe challenge to protect Qinling pandas.
english.people.com.cn /200601/13/eng20060113_235170.html   (783 words)

  
 WWF China
To widen its conservation approaches, the project aims to reach out to businesses that impact the economy of the local community and mobilize non-conventional stakeholders to adopt and apply conservation and sustainable use approaches in their policies, decision-making and investments.
Encompassing a total area of 52,000 km2, the Qinling Mountains are extremely biologically diverse.
In early December 2002, WWF and the Shaanxi Forestry Department sponsored a symposium in Xi’an where representatives of six nature reserves in Qinling met to discuss and lay the groundwork for eight community-based projects in the area.
www.wwfchina.org /english/loca.php?loca=152   (473 words)

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