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Chengdu Office



WWF Chengdu Programme Office was established in 2002. It focus on the conservation projects of upper reaches of the Yangtze River and Minshan forest biodiversity and habitat for giant panda, covering Minshan in Sichuan and Gansu area with a total of 16 city / county.
These projects are financial support by the British branch of WWF - British Vodafone Group, WWF Sweden Branch - the Swedish International Development Agency, WWF Council of the United States, WWF Germany Branch, WWF Japan branch - Ricoh, the United States Luce Foundation and CEPF.

WWF Chengdu Programme Office was established in 2002. The conservation projects currently focus on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and Minshan forest biodiversity and habitat for giant panda, spanning Minshan in Sichuan and Gansu area, a total of 16 cities/counties. These projects are financially supported by the British branch of WWF - British Vodafone Group; WWF Sweden Branch - Swedish International Development Agency; WWF Council of the United States; WWF Germany Branch and WWF Japan branch - Ricoh, the United States Luce Foundation and CEPF.

Minshan lies in the center of upper reaches of the Yangtze River ecological district. It is the world's most important temperate forest ecosystems and it is also the mountains with the largest number of pandas on this planet. However many rural residents living here are poor, living on forest and other natural resources. 1996, WWF's work had begun in-depth protection of Ping Wu county which is the core of Minshan zone.

Minshan lies in the heart of upper Yangtze River ecological district. It is the world's most important temperate forest ecosystems, and also home to the world’s largest panda habitat. Most of the rural residents in this area are poor, relying on the forest and other natural resources for their livelihood and subsistence needs. In 1996, WWF began work to protect Ping Wu, a core county of the Minshan landscape.

In July 1997, WWF and its partners co-launched the Ping Wu Integrated Conservation and Development Project (ICDP) with the aim to protect the giant pandas facing survival threats. In March 2002, WWF together with the Chinese experts, government partners and other international conservation organizations, collectively identify upper Yangtze River and in particular, Minshan as priority area for forest biodiversity protection.. In June 2006, building on the good implementation progress of Ping Wu ICDP project, WWF and its partners launched the Minshan landscape conservation project. From the initial giant panda protection, the project has now grown in scope with the new goal to protect and conserve the entire Minshan region giant panda habitat and the natural ecosystems.


Contact:

Liang Haitang, Director of the Chengdu Programme Office
Room 103, Building 26 Langtingyuan
Chengdu Huayuan, 8 Qingyang Avenue
Qingyang District, Chengdu Province
P.R. China
Zip code: 610071
Tel: (+86) 28-68003625/83199466
Fax: (+86) 28-83199466-808