More than 80 percent of the world’s wild pandas live in Sichuan, with the rest in Shaanxi and Gansu. In order to step up protection of wild pandas the Shaanxi province will establish a Giant Panda National Park.
Planning for Giant Panda National Park began in January last year, when the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council issued a circular on the project. The park covers 27,134 sq km, 20,177 sq km of which are in Sichuan province, 2,571 sq km in Gansu province and 4,386 sq km in Shaanxi province. The Sichuan portion of the park is in the Minshan, Qionglai and Daxiangling mountains; the Shaanxi portion is in the Qinling Mountains; and the Gansu portion is in the Baishujiang National Nature Reserve.