The panda is perhaps the most beloved creature in the world. Much of the information available to the public, however, comes from captive populations where the animal's behaviour has been significantly modified. Misunderstandings about the panda are common; and sadly, its popularity has not reversed the animal's status as an endangered species. Pandas in the Wild
offers a first-hand, in-depth exploration into the panda's intriguing and unique life, the many problems that face the species, and the international effort that is being made to conserve their natural habitat. A vivid compilation of rare photographs and insightful texts written by the foremost scholars offer a new, sharper lens through which to view these majestic creatures.
From birth to adulthood, Pandas in the Wild
examines these extraordinary animals at home in a complex environment-one which must be protected with enormous efforts if the panda is to endure as part of the world's natural heritage, for it is only through raising public awareness that the giant panda has a chance to be saved.
was formerly the program manager of the giant panda conservation program for the World Wildlife Fund. She is currently a visiting professor at Yale University.