WWF has been active in giant panda conservation since 1980, and was the first international conservation organization to work in China at the Chinese government's invitation.
Early panda conservation work included the first-ever intensive field studies of wild panda ecology and behaviour.

Current work focuses on, the Minshan Mountains in Sichuan and Gansu provinces and the Qinling Mountains in Shaanxi province.

Solutions in theses areas include:

 / ©: WWF / Nancy Nash
George Schaller with Wang Menchu and Prof Hu Jinchu in Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan province, China, in the 1980s.
© WWF / Nancy Nash

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