Study on Potential Habitats in Giant Panda Nature Reserves
The loss of habitat is one of the main causes of the dramatic reduction in the population of giant pandas. It has become an urgent requirement to increase the habitat of giant panda rationally and effectively. We adopted the “3S” technique to systematically analyze the expansion of reserve under the situation of population growth, and established a predicting model for the expansion of isolated (Xiaohegou) reserve of giant pandas and a remote sensing information extraction model for giant panda nature reserve. The identification and prediction of potential habitat within Xiaohegou Nature Reserve in Pingwu County were completed, with the expansion scope well-defined and the predicting system for giant panda nature reserve established. This article gives a brief description of our current research progress on this topic.