Guardians of the giant panda’s habitat-Xinhua

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Aerial photo taken on June 5, 2022 shows the group photo of rangers from the Pengzhou Management and Protection Station of the Giant Panda National Park (from left to right) Song Ziqiang, Hu Xianhua, Yang Yuanze, Zhou Chuanjun, Yang Yuanfu , Liu Zhibo, Yang Chengjian, Li Dequan, Lai Yongxiang and Wang Chaoqing on patrol in the Baishui River National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

CHENGDU, July 31, 2022 (Xinhua) — Song Ziqiang, 53, a ranger at the Pengzhou Management and Protection Station of the Giant Panda National Park, has worked in the protection of giant pandas for 21 years.

According to Song, the guards should carry out biodiversity monitoring, maintenance of infrared cameras, and also check for geological disasters and other situations. Rangers also search for giant panda tracks and observe their activities. They collect giant panda footprints and droppings as specimens for analysis.

Song Ziqiang, a ranger of the Pengzhou Management and Protection Station of the Giant Panda National Park, patrols the Baishui River National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, June 4, 2022. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Rangers from the Pengzhou Management and Protection Station of the Giant Panda National Park take a rest during their patrol in the Baishui River National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, June 4 2022. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Song Ziqiang, Liu Zhibo and Zhou Chuanjun (from left to right), guards of the Pengzhou Management and Protection Station of the Giant Panda National Park, check an infrared camera in the Baishui River National Nature Reserve in the province of Sichuan, southwest China, June 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Aerial photo taken on June 4, 2022 shows rangers from the Pengzhou Management and Protection Station of the Giant Panda National Park patrolling the Baishui River National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Rangers from the Pengzhou Management and Protection Station of the Giant Panda National Park set up camp in the rain at the Baishui River National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on 3 June 2022. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Rangers from the Pengzhou Management and Protection Station of the Giant Panda National Park patrol the Baishui River National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, June 4, 2022. (Xinhua/ Jiang Hongjing)

A combination photo shows images of giant pandas captured by infrared cameras in December 2012 (top) and February 2018 at Giant Panda National Park in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. (Xinhua)

A combination photo shows images of animals captured by infrared cameras in the Giant Panda National Park in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. (Xinhua)

Song Ziqiang, a ranger from the Pengzhou Management and Protection Station of the Giant Panda National Park, discusses the patrol route with his colleagues at Baishui River National Nature Reserve Camp in China’s Sichuan Province (southwest), June 4, 2022. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

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