International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

22 Dec

Seminar: Bamboo for Conservation of the Giant Panda

  • Date 22 December 2020
  • Time 19:30-21:30 (Beijing, GMT+8)
  • Location Online seminar - register here:
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The giant panda, one of the most iconic and beloved species in the world, subsists almost entirely on bamboo for their food and shelter. Currently, there are about 1800 pandas in the wild. However, the species faces a number of threats in the form of infrastructure development, agricultural development, fragmentation and isolated patches of bamboo forest, and climate change. This seminar will focus on the role of bamboo in the conservation of the giant panda, share the latest developments at the new Panda National Park in China and their conservation experiences, exchange research progress on bamboo habitat development and management, bamboo nutrition and panda diet, and discuss how to improve the bamboos as food and habitat to formulate recommendation for further researches and actions needed.

The seminar welcomes experts, practitioners, researches, administrative and students, who are interested in conservation biology, bamboo forest ecology to participate.


This seminar is organised by INBAR, and the Sichuan Provincial Forestry and Grassland Administration, Sichuan Provincial Administration of Giant Panda National Park.

Opening Remarks:

Prof. Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General, INBAR

Mr. Liu Hongbao, Director of Sichuan Provincial Administration of Giant Panda National Park


Dr. Gu Xiaodong, Vice Director of Research and Education Department, Sichuan Provincial Administration Bureau of Giant Panda National Park

Associate Prof. Wang Hairui, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Prof. Chen Qibing, Dean, College of Landscape Architecture, Sichuan Agricultural University

Associate Prof. Zhen Jing, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mr. Trinh Thang Long, INBAR GABAR Coordinator

Prof. Zhang Zhihe, Dean of Sichuan Provincial Academy of Giant Panda

Associate Prof. He Chao, Beijing Forestry University

Mr. Tony Chen, CEO of Sichuan Yuanyuan Gungun Trading Co., Ltd


Ms. Yanxia Li, Senior Programme Officer, INBAR Global Programme

Mr. Trinh Thang Long, INBAR GABAR Coordinator


22 December 2020, 19:30-21:30 (Beijing, GMT+8)


English. Interpretation for Chinese provided.

You can watch the video of the webinar below, or through this link: