Wanglang Conservation Nature Reserves for Wild Giant Panda Bears Preserve
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of Chengdu, established in 1963 , is located in the Minshan Mountains in
some of China's most important panda habitat. Wanglang,
is to protect the giant panda and its habitat, and the
10 other nearby reserves in remote areas of northern Sichuan
are critical to the continued survival of the giant panda.
The lodge is in a quiet
mountain valley at the Headquarters of Wanglang Reserve. The lodge can
accommodate 50 people (ten triple and ten double rooms). One triple and
one double room share a bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower.
The Information Center at the Reserve entrance (Baozigou) has displays
highlighting Wanglang's history, ecology, geology, flora, and fauna; panda
ecology; the Baima culture, and the panda conservation program by WWF.
it is rare to see pandas. Takin,
musk deer, blue sheep as well as other animals can be seen occasionally.
Birdwatching is excellent, especially during the spring and fall migration
seasons. To increase your chances of seeing and hearing the wildlife and
birds, be quiet and wear muted colors.
The mountain weather is
changeable, and it can be much colder and rainier at Wanglang than at
lower elevations. Bring extra clothes for warmth and rain protection and
wear comfortable, waterproof walking shoes. Bring sunscreen for sunny
days. June, July, and August receive the most rain, however, it can rain
anytime. Snow is possible as early as September, but is most prevalent
from November through March.
Wildlife, Geography, Geology
Wanglang is in a mountainous
area ranging in elevation from 2,430 to 4,980 meters (7,533 to 15,438
feet). These mountains, which are in the transition zone between the
Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and the Sichuan Basin, were formed by uplifting,
folding, and earthquake activity. Huge landslides beneath the towering
peaks attest to recent earthquake activity.
Reserve was established to protect the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca).
By protecting pandas and their habitat, the reserve also protects other
wildlife that live in the area. The golden snub-nosed monkey (rhinopithecus
roxellarae), the takin (budorcas
taxicolor), and the leopard cat (panthera
pardus) are three threatened species that live in the forests and
meadows of Wanglang. Other mammals at Wanglang include bear, fox, various
wild cats, lynx, red panda, musk deer, blue sheep, and picas. A species
list of animals in the area is available at the Wanglang Forest Lodge.
the Giant Panda in Wanglang
1, Know and follow the
regulations of the Reserve.