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Population of Giant Panda in Qingchuan County, Sichuan
Author of the article:HU Jie1, LI Yan-hong1, HU Jin-chu1, YU Xiao-yan2
Author's Workplace:(1.Department of Biology, Sichuan Teachers’College, Nanchong, Sichuan Province 637002; 2. Huana Information Vocation and Technology College, Changsha, China)
Key Words:giant panda; population; habitat selection; Qingchuan County
Abstract:The habitat selection in winter and spring, the habitat distribution and number of population of the giant panda in 1970s, 1980s, 1990s were studied in Qingchuan County, Sichuan Province. The results showed that the giant panda preferred to steep slope and lean slope which faced to sun or dry arid place against the sun. The canopy density was less than 0.6 and the elevation where the giant panda usually stayed was 22002800m. The area of habitat and number of population was decreasing along with the lapse of time. There was 114,60 and 47 giant pandas respectively in different decades. Finally, the factors which affected distribution and number are put forward in the paper.
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