Affects to Pandas and Migration Bifengxia Panda Volunteer, trip to Bifengxia for volunteering, voluntary
work in Bifengxia, Bifengxia volunteer tour for educaiton and ecology
Earthquake in China
Tourists and Earthquake
Earthquake and Wolong
Earthquake and Wolong facilities reconstruction
Panda Migration and Earthquake
Panda and volunteer tour
Earthquaek and panda nature reserve
Taishan back to Wolong Bifengxia Panda Center on 05Feb 2010.
Meilan back to Chengdu Panda Base on 05Feb 2010.
1, May 2008, 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake and Wolong Panda.
Wenchuan Earthquake happened at 14:28, 12May 2008, in Wenchuan and Yinxiu,
Beichuan, Mianzhu, Pengzhou area, Sichuan Provinc, P.R.China. Affected area
covers Sichuan, Chongqing, Gansu, Shanxi, Hubei, Yunnan etc. Almost all
western area roads in Sichuan were blocked.
Till 12:00 of 07 July, 2008, the death toll from the devastating
earthquake rose to 69,196, injured people rose to 374,176, and 18,376 people
were missing. And the aftershocks maybe take place about one month. The
aftershocks have not break till now, and at about 16:28 on 25May an
aftershocks took another time stronly (Magnitude 6.4). Total more than 16,200
aftershocks took in China quaked zone.
2, Tourists and Earthquake.
To ensure the earthquake relief transportation, as well as to protect
tourists' body healthy, the needs of epidemic prevention, from the 13May
2008 all tourists (both Chiense and foreigners) are not allowed to Sichuan
for touring, this order issued by China National Tourism Administration and
Sichuan Tourism Administration.
Sichuan reopened to Tourists to saft aera in June; 3-4 Flights between
Jiuzhaigou and Chengdu in late June.
3, Earthquake and Wolong.
About the wild panda, almost about 1590 wild pandas in China, and no dead
body found till now.
And in Wolong, with total population of more than 6000, about 47 local
people injured, and about 40 local people died. No died for the Wolong Panda
Almost all captive panda Enclosures has been destroyed. and 6 captive pandas
ever escaped from the Enclosure, 4 of them re-captured(3 captured before
14May, one captured on 26May). One panda (Maomao) died in the Enclosure,
two panda injured.
At the time of earthquake, about 34 foreigners (foreign tourists) in Wolong,
all of them safe and brought to Chengdu by Heli on both 15May and 16May.
Till 26 May 2008, almost all blocked roads okey for basic transportation,
but the roads in Wenchuan area (along Minjiang river) still blocked (about 8
KM bloacked), also
blocked to Wolong, and aftershocks still taking place..
4, Earthquake and Wolong reconstruction.
Almost all panda facilities has been destroyed in the earthquake, 18 panda
enclosures (panda houses) destroyed, other panda enclosures were in
dangerous. And about 6117 hectares in Wolong Reserve was destroyed by
earthquake (Wolong Reserve total area about 203601 hectares).
So most of Wolong Research & Conservation staff will migrate to Bifengxia.
And the reconstruction site will be slected in Huangcaoping - Shenshuping
- Tiantaishan area in Xingfu Valley, Genda township, instead of Heitaoping area. And it will take about 3 years to finish
the reconstruction for short-term construction.
The Wolong reconstruction are: 7 Wild Panda Conservation Station (Dengsheng
station, Mujiangping station, Sanjiang station, Sandaoqiao site,
Haoziping site, Lurping site and Genda site), Wuyipeng Renovation,
100 routes for wild tracking; And in Research Center: Research Laboratory
(650 sq meters), Animal hospital, Raising & training for panda return to
wild, Panda Education Center, Bamboo Base, 30 raising enclosures, 20
breeding enclosures; Digit panda research.
Centers for Disease Control of Panda will be built in Dujiangyan: 40 panda
raising enclosures, Panda Research Laboratory, Animal hospital.
5, Wolong Panda Migration and Earthquake.
One panda missing.
One panda dead from earthquake took on 21May.
6 pandas migrated to Bifengxia on 23 May.
8 Olympic Pandas migrated to Beijing Zoo on 24May.
4 pandas moved to Chengdu Panda Base.
2 Pandas to Wuhan Zoo.
13 pandas migrated to Bifengxia on 18 June.
6 pandas moved to Bifengxia on 24June.
4 pandas moved to Fuzhou Panda World on 24June.
3 pandas take flight to Yunnan Wildlife World on 26June.
They are: Sijia, born 12Aug 2006; Meixi, born 10Aug 2006; Yuyu, born 11Sep
5 pandas take flight to Panyu Xiangjiang Wildlife World on 26June.
7 pandas has been relocated in another safe place in Wolong instead of
13 pandas trasnfered to Bifengxia on 21July 2008.
Till Sep in 2008, Wolong (included Bifengxia) raising more than 145 captive
pandas, is the No.1 in camptive pandas.
6, Panda and volunteer tour
Alternative Panda Volunteer Trip is
recovered after Wenchuan Earthquake on
15June, and volunteering arranged in
Bifengxia mountain park instead of
Wolong Center. Bifengxia Panda Base is
the branch of Wolong Panda Research
Center, with total above 28 captive
pandas, about 20 panda Enclosures.
Due to the affects of earthquake took on
21May in Wenchuan, many pandas will be
moved to Bifengxia from Wolong, so
another 30 panda Enclosures will be
sooner rebuilt for more pandas coming,
then total about 50 panda enclosures.
Bifengxia, about 150KM from Chengdu,
drive about 2-2.5 hours from Chengdu,
Bifengxia Panda Base just in Bifengxia
Earthquaek and panda nature conservation
This earthquake affected panda nature
reserves: total about 19 panda nature
reserves were much destroyed. Pandas'
enclosure (panda house) + wildlife house
were destroyed about 38000 square
meters, forests destroyed 328,667
hectares, Sichuan forests covering rate
adjusted down by 0.5%, and disatered
area by 1.87%. Panda habitat destroyed
Sichuan Earthquake area needs a lot of support for earthquake
relief, victims living, housing rebuilding such as tents, foods, water,
And Wolong area also needs a lot of supplies for panda's food, captive panda
bears enclosure rebuilding etc.