Scientific research on Chengdu Giant Panda Base
Overview of scientific research
As of 2016, it has undertaken one national major basic research project (former "973" project), one national "Tenth Five Year Plan" high technology research (863 plan), several provincial, ministerial and municipal scientific research projects and Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation scientific research projects. More than 70 scientific research projects have won national, provincial and municipal technology invention awards and science and technology progress awards, It has obtained 14 national invention and utility model patents.
According to the information on the official website of the base in May 2017, the base has achieved 8 national scientific and technological achievements, 26 provincial and ministerial scientific and technological achievements, and 32 municipal scientific and technological achievements. It has successively published 18 monographs, including research on reproduction and disease of giant panda, reproductive physiology and artificial reproduction of giant panda, and ex situ conservation of Giant Panda: Theory and practice, and published papers in major international and domestic journals More than 400.
In 1987, on the basis of 6 sick and hungry giant pandas rescued from the wild, Chengdu base successfully bred 62 fetuses and 88 cubs, with 54 cubs surviving; the number of captive giant pandas increased from 8 in 1991 to 47 in 2005, which is one of the main export units of giant panda in China.
Cooperation and exchange
As of 2016, Chengdu base, IUCN, WWF and other conservation organizations, as well as genome diversity Laboratory of National Cancer Research Institute of the United States, National Zoo protection and research center of schmisanlin, East Bay Zoo Association of Oakland, Manchester Zoo Association of the United Kingdom, University of Liverpool of the United Kingdom, Keio University of Japan and Nihon University The University of Queensland in Australia, Samsung agricultural park in South Korea, Madrid zoo in Spain and other relevant institutions in 12 countries have established cooperative relations, forming an extensive international research network platform. Since 1989, in cooperation with the conservation and reproduction expert group of the International Union for nature (CBSG), it has successively sponsored international academic training activities such as "training course on Gene Resource Bank of endangered animals", "veterinary training course for feline animals", "training seminar on population genetic management", "training course on endocrine non-interference reproduction of giant panda", etc. Since 1994, we have carried out a 10-year cooperative breeding research on giant panda with the Baibin wildlife park of Japan, during which 4 cubs have survived in Japan; since November 1999, we have cooperated with Atlanta zoo in the United States to carry out a 10-year research on giant panda breeding, and successfully bred two cubs.
Scientific research cooperation
Since 1989, the base has successively organized and hosted the annual meeting of the Giant Panda Breeding Technical Committee, an important international academic seminar in the field of giant panda protection.
From 1998 to 2000, we organized three "biomedical inspection activities for giant pandas"; from 1998 to 2009, we carried out 10 technical trainings, including "comparative study on cryopreservation methods of giant pandas", "paternity identification of captive giant pandas", "Research on microsatellite technology of giant pandas", "sampling of feline animals" and "training seminar on genetic management of captive giant pandas".