Support Conservation Projects of Giant Panda
Giant panda, with a distinctive black and white coat, is the most iconic national treasure in China. Their daily diet depends almost entirely on bamboos, including leaves, stems and shoots. Since bamboo contains very little nutritional value, pandas must eat 12 to 38kg of bamboos every day to meet their energy needs. Giant pandas are generally solitary, with each adult having a well-defined home range. Encounters are rare outside the brief mating season. The earthquake on 12 May 2008 affected 83% of China's panda habitats, and over 500 km2 was completely destroyed (equivalent to 2,630 Victoria Parks in Hong Kong). The breeding centre in Wolong and other field stations were also destroyed, which have compromised patrolling and research activities. Additionally, another major threat to the species is habitat fragmentation by human activities.