The expedition raised pennants ready to enter the protected area
A few years ago because of a whim visiting the city to become a global household giant panda, 1 Sheng Lin, media attention and quietly back into the thick jungle of its original life Longxi - Hongkou Nature Reserve. After several years as a National Nature Reserve Longxi - Hongkou constant reports of wild giant pandas to visit the human press ... why the originally wild giant pandas live in the mountain jungle frequently visit the human, is the desire to survive or curiosity heart Sheng? This issue, but also about to enter the protected area scientists puzzling confusion.
May 20, Longxi - Hongkou National Nature Reserve expedition officially started. The expedition team consisting of 63 foot depth of the original no one protected area to expand the 15-day expedition, thoroughly investigated the impact on biodiversity, protected areas after the earthquake, the landscape changes and earthquakes. One of the purposes as an important expedition, the scientists hope to unravel the real reasons of the wild giant pandas frequently leave the habitat into the human activity areas.
It is understood that Longxi - Hongkou National Nature Reserve is the most affected in the earthquake, protected areas, the earthquake caused by the collapse of the mountain, such as landslides and debris flows directly destroyed 7170 hectares of protected areas, vegetation, accounting for 23.1% of the total area . The occurrence of the earthquake also caused a change in the local topography of the protected areas and a large loss of vegetation, longitudinal interwoven, scattered and connected to the bare ground, bare rocks and cliffs. "In addition, the local topography of the protected area has also undergone some change. For example, the formation of a lake, terraces, steep river diversion." One expert told reporters after the earthquake has not been a corresponding field of scientific investigation, the buffer and core area of protected areas, ecological restoration is still unknown.
More attracts worldwide attention, as the country's 60 panda reserves, one of the Longxi - Hongkou National Nature Reserve is located in the modern giant panda natural distribution area is long and narrow strip curved with the middle Minshan Giant Panda b populations of the largest habitat. On March 16 this year, the the Dujiangyan Longchi new gate found the wild giant pandas. But after only separated by 30 days, the Dujiangyan Changheba again found that a wild giant pandas. Just one month time, weekdays, a rare wild giant pandas frequently appeared in Dujiangyan , in the end this is a coincidence or accidental? Rely on as a giant panda habitat for the survival of ecological restoration in the wake of the devastating earthquake to what extent? This will be an important survey of the expedition activities.
Wildlife close to human activity areas, it is generally because of the sick individual problems. Giant panda appeared frequently is not, and earthquakes have now can not draw a conclusion. Of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Associate Xiao Zhi-Shu tells the reporter, or scientific research activities in addition to follow-up study by traces of animal footprints, feces and food debris, prepared more than 20 units of infrared equipment supervisor shot survey expedition continues only after a longer period of study in order to real animals in protected areas the results of a data thoroughly.
According to reports, the expedition team and his party will be in-depth Longxi - Hongkou National Nature Reserve, virgin forest, into the giant panda habitat, walk mill Mizoguchi, way Jangpyeong, monks bridge, red stone, fast cage ditch Department, arrived in Dujiangyan City, the highest peak elevation of 4582 meters, bare mountain collapse ravine, closed the valley direction to return the entire expedition plans to take 15 days. Source: Sichuan News Network