Panda Conservation

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Butt, L.(2013).&nbspNotso Black and White: , Bile Farming and the Conflictbetween Cultural Traditions and Modern Values in China (Doctoraldissertation, University of Washington).

The author investigates the complexity of the conservation ofendangered species in China particularly the pandas. According toButt (2013), there exist two conflicting schools of thoughts when itcomes to the conservation of endangered animal species in China. Oneof them is the traditional utilitarian that perceives animals asresources whose existence should benefit human beings. There is alsoan emerging school of thought that favors the conservation andwelfare of the different animal species in China. According to Butt(2013), the major risk facing pandas in China is poaching as they arehunted for their fur. Butt maintains that little is being done interms of legislations, research, and expansion of nature reserves toenable the panda species to sustain itself. This article will beimportant in addressing the cultural factors hindering theconservation of panda in China. Also, the article will be used inexploiting the effectiveness of the emerging view of welfare incountering the cultural barriers to the conservation of pandas.

Martin-Wintle,M. S., Shepherdson, D., Zhang, G., Zhang, H., Li, D., Zhou, X., &ampSwaisgood, R. R. (2015). Free mate choice enhances conservationbreeding in the endangered giant panda.&nbspNatureCommunications,&nbsp6.

The authors investigate the failures of the conservation breedingprogram in the multiplication of endangered panda species. Theauthors recommend the use of the behavioral mate method inincreasing the population of giant pandas. Martin-Wintle, et al.,(2015), argue that when giant pandas are paired with preferredpartners, the results are higher birth rates. This article will beimportant in assessing the effectiveness of the various methods usedto increase the breeding of giant pandas in the conservation of thisendangered species.

Xu, W.,Viña, A., Qi, Z., Ouyang, Z., Liu, J., Liu, W., &amp Wan, H.(2014). Evaluating conservation effectiveness of nature reservesestablished for surrogate species: Case of a giant panda naturereserve in Qinling Mountains, China.&nbspChinesegeographical science,&nbsp24(1),60-70

The aim of this paper was to assess the effectiveness of theestablished habitat for the conservation of pandas in protectingother endangered animals. The study was conducted in nature reservefound in the Qingling mountains located in China. The researchersfound that the habitat of the giant panda also acts as a home forother protected species. The researchers also found that asubstantial number of pandas and other protected species live in thebuffer and experimental zones hence they are affected by humanactivities. They, therefore, concluded that the conservation ofgiant panda habitat also provides room for the preservation of thenatural habitat of other protected species. This article will behelpful in assessing how the conservation of panda facilitates theprotection of other endangered species.

References

Butt, L.(2013).&nbspNotso Black and White: , Bile Farming and the Conflictbetween Cultural Traditions and Modern Values in China(Doctoraldissertation, University of Washington).

Martin-Wintle,M. S., Shepherdson, D., Zhang, G., Zhang, H., Li, D., Zhou, X., &ampSwaisgood, R. R. (2015). Free mate choice enhances conservationbreeding in the endangered giant panda.&nbspNatureCommunications,&nbsp6.

Xu, W., Viña,A., Qi, Z., Ouyang, Z., Liu, J., Liu, W., &amp Wan, H. (2014).Evaluating conservation effectiveness of nature reserves establishedfor surrogate species: Case of a giant panda nature reserve inQinling Mountains, China.&nbspChinesegeographical science,&nbsp24(1),60-70

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