Protected animals appear in giant panda habitat in Sichuan
Protected animals such as Asian black bear, yellow-throated marten and leopard cat gradually appeared recently to live in the same protected habitat of highland giant pandas in Dujiangyan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province.
This is a new ecological protection mode promoted by both nature reserve staff and villagers in rural communities near the giant panda habitat. The appearance of the three kinds of animals reflected that the ecology nearby is continuously improving.
Two leopard cats were playing, an Asian black bear was drinking water, and a yellow-throated marten was jumping up and down. These vivid scenes were captured by infrared cameras set by staff in the nature reserve.
The state-level Longxi-Hongkou Nature Reserve in Dujiangyan and the World Wide Fund for Nature jointly established the giant panda habitat conservation community in 2014, widely mobilizing people to participate in wild animal protection.
Through delineating the boundary of the protected area, setting warning signs, carrying out patrols and conducting infrared monitoring, illegal activities that damage forest ecology such as hunting and felling trees in the conservation community have been effectively controlled, and the numbers of wildlife animals are recovering.
According to the recent monitoring of the conservation community, the appearance and interaction of wild animals are increasing, which proves reduced human interference and the initial success of the protection work in this area.