Xi'an Office

Lying within the watersheds of the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers, Qinling, the trans-GanSu, ShaanXi and the Three Province Henan mountains, form the dividing line between North and South China. Known as the "biological gene bank", Shaanxi Qinling, is not only a paradise for many rare and endangered wild animals and plants, but also the Northern range of the Giant Panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca, which is found in high density here.
As such, the Qinling Mountains hold a very important role in the conservation of the Giant Panda and biodiversity. After a full year of study, WWF decided at the end of 2001 to start protection and development projects, working with local partners to both strengthen effective traditional methods of protection and promote optimum conditions for the Pandas.

The WWF Xi'an Programme Office was established in 2002, focusing on the protection of the Qinling Giant Pandas and their habitat, biodiversity conservation in Qinling and sustainable economic development in the community. The programme covers the 4 Cities of Xi'an, Hanzhong, Baoji and Ankang and the 9 Counties of Zhouzhi, Foping, Yangxian, Chenggu, Liuba, Ningqiang, Fengxian, Taibai, Ningshan in Shaanxi Province. The first phase of Qinling Programme started in July 2002 and ran until June 2004. A second phase ran from January 2005 until June 2007.


Wan Hui, Director of Xi'an Programme Office
Room 539, Xi Ge Ma Building
No.18 South Feng Hui Road
Xi’an, Shaanxi Province
P. R. China
Post code: 710075

Tel: (+86) 29-62631251/62631252
Fax: (+86) 29-62631251/62631252-803