On September 25, 2010 the 12 Pambassadors visited the construction site of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Dujiangyan Field Research Center for Giant Pandas and planted some bamboo.
I was very honoured that we could contribute to this project that will be ‘A New Era in Panda Conservation’. I hope one day Xing Rong, Xing Ya, Gong Zi, Ying Ying, Zhi Zhi & Qi Qi will enjoy our bamboo…
While preparations are being made to move the first 6 pandas to Panda Valley, let’s take some time to what I wrote last year about our visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Dujiangyan Field Research Center for Giant Pandas:
On May 29, 2010 the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding started the construction of Chengdu Field Research Center for Giant Pandas, China Panda Valley. It should be opened in 2012… Panda Valley will be a place for ex-situ Conservation. It will become the gate between captive pandas and the wild…
There will be 3 districts in Panda Valley:
District for Research & Education
Semi-natural district for reintroduction experiment
Natural district for reintroduction
After we received some information about this project, we walked into the construction site of Panda Valley.
Deep in the Panda Valley we did something very special. All 12 Pambassador finalists planted bamboo with the help of the host families. When Panda Valley will be opened in 2012, 6 giant pandas will move here (for the first experiment). And they will eat our bamboo…
Grtz Pambassador Jeroen Jacobs