Book Reivew: A chance for lasting survival: Ecology and behavior of wild giant pandas

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“If we watch species going extinct in front of us, how useful is that we publish 100 or even 1,000 papers by studying them?” (p. 330). This quote from senior author Pan Wenshi captures an important essence of this book. A translation of a 2001 monograph originally published in Chinese, this volume details the findings of a 15-year research program in the Qinling Mountains by Wenshi and his students. Starting in 1984, this Chinese research team from Peking University was only the second to study free-ranging pandas. This is the remarkable journey of a devoted group of field researchers who helped changed the course of giant panda conservation, events that few conservationists outside of China have been aware of until now.

Review info: A chance for lasting survival: Ecology and behavior of wild giant pandas. By Pan Wenshi, Lü Zhi, Zhu Xiaojian, Wang Dajun, Wang Hao, Long Yu, Fu Dali, and Zhou Xin; edited by, William J. McShea, Richard B. Harris, David L. Garshelis, and Wang Dajun, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-935623-17-5, 349pp.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Book Reivew: A chance for lasting survival: Ecology and behavior of wild giant pandas
Series title The Quarterly Review of Biology
DOI 10.1086/681509
Volume 90
Issue 2
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 238
Last page 239
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N