While I have done many webinars on China’s giant pandas, I have so far just touched on the subject that these iconic animals act as an umbrella species. When humans decide to conserve a charismatic mammal species, such as polar bear, orangutan, grizzly bear or panda, all the other flora and fauna are also conserved in that species intact habitat. In this webinar I discuss in detail what this means in giant panda habitat. China ranks 3rd in the world, after Brazil and Colombia, in biodiversity as 551 mammal species, 1221 species of birds, 424 species of reptiles and 333 species of amphibians can be found there. Pandas reside in among the richest habitats in all of China.
Here is a webinar I did with my friend and colleague Phillip He on China’s changing views on conservation and how this will effect the rest of the world. We also discuss the giant panda conservation story, and the roots of the environmental disasters in Chinese history.
Thanks for tuning in guys!! Keep exploring, Brad