Coniferous Forests: Vegetation composed primarily of cone-bearing, needle-leaved, or scale-leaved evergreen trees, found in regions of the world that have long winters and moderate to high annual precipitation.
Conservation: The study of the loss of Earth’s biological diversity and the ways this loss can be prevented. Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is the variety of life either in a particular place or on the entire Earth, including its ecosystems, species, populations, and genes.
Culm: The woody, hollow aerial stems (culms) of bamboo grow in branching clusters from a thick underground stem (rhizome). The culms often form dense undergrowth that excludes other plants. Bamboo culms can attain heights ranging from 10 to 15 cm (about 4 to 6 inches) in the smallest species to more than 40 m (about 130 feet) in the largest.
Endangered: Any species of plant or animal that is threatened with extinction.
Habitat: The place where an organism or a community of organisms lives, including all living and nonliving factors or conditions of the surrounding environment. A host organism inhabited by parasites is as much a habitat as a terrestrial place such as a grove of trees or an aquatic locality such as a small pond. Microhabitat is a term for the conditions and organisms in the immediate vicinity of a plant or animal.
Hibernate: To spend the winter in a state like deep sleep
Panda’s Thumb: The elongated radial sesamoid (wrist) bone that allows the panda to grasp and manipulate bamboo. The panda is the only bear with this anatomical adaptation.
Sustainability: Relating to or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.
Web Cam/Panda Cam: A camera used in transmitting live images over the World Wide Web.
1 Hectare is equal to 2.47105 Acres
1 Acre is equal to 6.o7 Mu (Chinese Acre)
1 Kilogram is equal to 2 Pounds 3.27 ounces
1 US Dollar is equal to 6.91 Yuan or RMB