IMHE OpenIR  > Journal of Mountain Science  > Journal of Mountain Science-2010  > Vol7 No.2
Impacts of the Wenchuan Earthquake on the Giant Panda Nature Reserves in China
Deng Xiangzheng; Jiang Qunou; Ge Quansheng; Yang Linsheng
Corresponding AuthorGe, QS
2010-06
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume7Issue:2Pages:197–206
AbstractThe Wenchuan Earthquake that occurred in May of 2008 caused damages to large areas of Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanxi provinces in China. Reports from local governments and related management agencies show that the giant panda nature reserves in the earthquake-hit areas were heavily damaged. Our estimates in this paper of the impacts of the earthquake on the giant panda in the earthquake-hit areas were made based on the interpretation of remote sensing images and information collected by field survey. A rapid assessment method was designed to estimate the damages of the earthquake on giant panda habitats. By using visual interpretation methods, we decoded the remote sensing images of the disaster area in the 49 giant panda nature reserves. Research results showed that the Wenchuan Earthquake and the succeeding secondary geological disasters caused great damages to the giant panda nature reserves and disturbed the normal life of the giant pandas there (e. g., landscape fragmentation increased significantly). Undoubtedly, the life of the giant pandas there was affected. However, although the earthquake caused certain impacts on the giant pandas, it did not really threat their survival. Even so, we still strongly advocate for protection of the giant pandas, and have prioritized a couple of measures to be taken to restore the giant panda nature reserves in the earthquake-hit areas.
KeywordWenchuan Earthquake Remote Sensing Giant Panda Giant Panda Nature Reserve Rapid Assessment Method
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/5896
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2010_Vol7 No.2
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Deng Xiangzheng,Jiang Qunou,Ge Quansheng,et al. Impacts of the Wenchuan Earthquake on the Giant Panda Nature Reserves in China[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2010,7(2):197–206.
APA Deng Xiangzheng,Jiang Qunou,Ge Quansheng,&Yang Linsheng.(2010).Impacts of the Wenchuan Earthquake on the Giant Panda Nature Reserves in China.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,7(2),197–206.
MLA Deng Xiangzheng,et al."Impacts of the Wenchuan Earthquake on the Giant Panda Nature Reserves in China".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 7.2(2010):197–206.
Files in This Item:
File Name/Size DocType Version Access License
Impacts of the Wench(453KB) 开放获取CC BY-NC-SAView Application Full Text
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Deng Xiangzheng]'s Articles
[Jiang Qunou]'s Articles
[Ge Quansheng]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Deng Xiangzheng]'s Articles
[Jiang Qunou]'s Articles
[Ge Quansheng]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Deng Xiangzheng]'s Articles
[Jiang Qunou]'s Articles
[Ge Quansheng]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
File name: Impacts of the Wenchuan Earthquake on the Giant Panda.pdf
Format: Adobe PDF
This file does not support browsing at this time
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.