Sichuan’s first giant panda museum to provide immersive experience and raise awareness

Photo of the first giant panda museum in Hongya County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Photo: IC

The first giant panda museum in Hongya County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, will provide visitors with an immersive experience by integrating cutting-edge technology into the panda’s natural habitat, and help raise awareness of the protection of pandas and the environment.

The museum has completed adjusting its equipment and is expected to open to the public in the near future, the Global Times learned on Sunday from a staff member surnamed Yang at the operator of the national park’s Wawushan Giant Panda Museum. giant pandas.

Using state-of-the-art technologies such as autostereoscopy and augmented reality, the museum provides an interactive experience for museum visitors, who will have an immersive experience of the natural habitat where pandas live and learn about the developmental history of pandas and their lifestyles.

Adhering to the basic ideas of education, research and promotion of science, the museum should raise people’s awareness of protecting giant pandas and the natural environment, as well as serve as a major place to display the natural environment. , conduct education activities and provide ecological experience services.

Breaking away from traditional narratives, the museum tells the mysteries of the panda species and the ecological stories of the Wawushan area of ​​Giant Panda National Park, from the perspective of giant pandas.

The planning of the museum’s exhibition is also different from the usual, as the two axes of entertainment and scientific promotion have been combined.

With a variety of multimedia interactive devices such as autostereoscopy, water screen projection and LED infrared sensor system combined with representative plants of Wawushan Mountain, the museum shows the environment and habitat of the jungle in an artistic form.

The museum, covering an area of ​​2,555.34 square meters, including its exhibition hall, experiment hall, lecture hall and other facilities, is located at the foot of Wawushan Mountain, the forest park national and scenic spot.

Among the five national parks in China’s national park system officially established on October 12, 2021, Giant Panda National Park is the only one named after a single species. The park, which covers 27,134 square kilometers in southwest China’s Sichuan and northwest China’s Shaanxi and Gansu provinces, is a concentrated distribution area and the main breeding habitat for wild pandas.

The Giant Panda National Park has ensured the effective protection of 72% of wild giant pandas in China by connecting 73 distinct nature reserves and 13 local habitats.

A total of 13 pandas live in the Wawushan area of ​​the national park, which covers an area of ​​512 square kilometers.

According to Duan Zhaogang, director of the Chinese Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center, the population of giant pandas living in their natural habitat in China has increased from 1,114 in the 1980s to 1,864, the area of ​​protected panda habitats. increasing considerably. according to a report by the Xinhua News Agency.

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