Giant Panda Centre in China

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Giant Panda Centre in China

from £533
Duration: from 1 week to 4 weeks
Countries: China
Assist in an essential and rewarding program with giant pandas in China. Make a real impact in safeguarding this captivating animal.
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Giant Panda Centre in China

The survival of this species has been threatened in the past, so all conservation efforts are of paramount importance.

The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) is located in Bifengxia, a branch of Woolong. For over 20 years the organization has worked for the preservation of the panda population, focussing primarily on breeding and reproduction research. The survivial of the species was previously threatened and current conservation efforts are essential in ensuring this doesn't happen again. The current panda birth and survival rates are some of the best in the world as is reflected in the rise in numbers  from an initial 6 animals to over 70 pandas.

In 2003 the first stage of a state-of-the-art panda base  with 6 sections was created. It is divided into 6 sections: panda raising and breeding area, scientific study area, food preparing and animal hospital area, staff living area, bamboo base area, and a tourist accommodation area.

Volunteers will  assist in safeguarding the future of these enchanting animals byworking closely with a trainer in taking care of teh pandas. Some of the tasks you may be required to do include:

  • Preparing food for the pandas such as apples, panda bread, and carrots
  • Chopping and carrying bamboo
  • Cleaning the panda enclosures


If you come from a veterinary background you may occasionally partake in observation and research at the center.


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Visas

You must apply for this program 1 - 2 months in advance in order to have enough time to get your visa processed. All volunteers need a visa to enter China.

Accomodation

For the first two nights in Chengdu you will be staying at a hostel in a shared room. During your volunteer placement, you will stay at a hostel located within the Panda Reserve, next to the Panda Conservation Base and surrounded by mountains. You will be sharing a room with one other volunteer. All rooms have electric blankets for the Winter months and an attached bathroom with 24 hour hot water (Asian style toilets).

Food

3 meals a day are provided by the hostel restaurant. The food is made up of typical Chinese cuisine, consisting of rice, vegetables, noodles, and some meat.

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