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Giant PandasBiology and Conservation$
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Donald Lindburg

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520238671

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520238671.001.0001

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A New Paradigm for Panda Research and Conservation

A New Paradigm for Panda Research and Conservation

Integrating Ecology with Human Demographics, Behavior, and Socioeconomics

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Giant Pandas

Jianguo Liu

Zhiyun Ouyang

Hemin Zhang

Marc Linderman

Li An

Scott Bearer

Guangming He

University of California Press

This chapter proposes a general framework that integrates panda ecology with human demography, socioeconomics, and behavior, and applies it to Wolong Nature Reserve. It summarizes some methods and results, and then describes some of the ongoing efforts. The chapter then discusses the perspectives of this new paradigm. Both the quantity and quality of the panda habitat in the reserve continued to decline after the reserve was established. It is shown that it is critical to explore the primary factors which cause habitat loss and fragmentation. A panel report offers an update on China's national plan for conservation of the giant panda. Effective land-use planning is based on a participatory process for stakeholders and local communities. Recognition of the national mandate will facilitate open communication between China and the international community.

Keywords:   giant panda, ecology, human demography, socioeconomics, human behavior, Wolong Nature Reserve, habitat, conservation

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