Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - CHINA - UNESCO #1213

This fantastic card came all the way from China with a photo of three nice looking Giant Pandas - they're so cute - "living la vida loca" in the Sichuan Sanctuary. I've never saw a Panda (besides photos and TV of course) and I think it's great to preserve this type of sanctuaries to the wildlife that otherwise would soon be extinct (in Portugal we're trying to do something alike with the Lynx). Thank you very much danyan for another great swap - I now have 96 UNESCO sites, only 895 to go. This postcard took 27 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1213 - Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - CHINA
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, home to more than 30% of the world's pandas which are classed as highly endangered, covers 924,500 ha with seven nature reserves and nine scenic parks in the Qionglai and Jiajin Mountains. The sanctuaries constitute the largest remaining contiguous habitat of the giant panda, a relict from the paleo-tropic forests of the Tertiary Era. It is also the species' most important site for captive breeding. 

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