Conservation and community development

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People sharing in the panda's habitat. From left to right: 1.) Baima woman preparing meal in a traditional kitchen. Baima tribal community. Sichuan Province, China; 2.) Baïma boy with bird's nest and fledglings. Pingwu, Sichuan Province, China; 3.) A bee keeper displays a new system for keeping bees that produces more honey and uses less logs for hives.
© (c) WWF / Michel GUNTHER; John E. NEWBY; WWF-China

A win-win solution

It is only by effectively addressing the needs of local people and encouraging sustainable practices that we can hope to ensure the continued survival of the giant panda.
WWF and the provincial governments in Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi have initiated community development projects in villages in the Minshan and Qinling Mountains.

Community development activities include:

Report: Species & People

The report Species and People: Linked Futures, includes an extensive case study on the community development work in the Minshan and Qinling Mountains. Read more >>

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