Giant Panda National Park, Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces
The Giant Panda National Park, covering 22,134 square kilometers, spans Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. A demonstration park for biodiversity conservation, it protects the major habitats of 87.5 percent of China’s wild giant pandas.
The Giant Panda National Park encompasses many natural reserves, including the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province, the Qianfo Mountain National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province, the Wanglang National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province, the Shaanxi Taibai Mountain National Nature Reserve, the Shaanxi Foping National Nature Reserve, and the Baishuijiang National Nature Reserve in Gansu province.
The Giant Panda National Park’s Forest area is 19,556 square kilometers, and its forest coverage rate is 72.07 percent. There are 3,446 species of seed plants, 641 species of vertebrates, 116 species of wild animals and 35 species of wild plants under state protection in the park.
As the panda is an endemic species in China, the establishment of the Giant Panda National Park is conducive to the reproduction of groups of pandas, the enhancement of biodiversity, and the production of natural resources and a natural ecological system.