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The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distri
bution, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to tr
ack,” said Chen Peng, a researcher with the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.”
“It will definitely help us improve efficiency and effectiveness in conservation and management of the animals,” Chen said.
China has carried out four scientific field research project of giant pandas in the wild.
The giant panda was scientifically discovered 150 years ago and n
amed in the city of Ya’an, Sichuan. It remains one of the world’s most endangered species.
The number of captive pandas was 548 globally as of November last y
ear. Fewer than 2,000 pandas live in the wild, mostly in the provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi.
rseas no longer guarantees a well-paid job, the report found that 70 perce
nt of respondents said they do not care about return on investment and are more appr
eciative of other rewards of overseas study experience, including better adaptive ability.
Gao Ang, an undergraduate student at the University of Californi
a, Berkeley, said he does not regret going to the US despite its high cost.
Overseas study provides students with many advantages－their exp
erience tends to equip them with a global mindset and better languag
e and communication skills－important characteristics for future promotion opportunities, he said.
In 2018, 662,100 Chinese people went abroad
to study, up 8.83 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Education.