China – Light of City

Discover China’s Wild Lake Country

Long Lake, the highest, largest and deepest lake in Jiuzhaigou National Park. Photo: Chensiyuan/Wikipedia Like fragments of glass, 114 lakes shimmer across the landscape of Sichuan’s Jiuzhaigou National Park on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.  Indeed, legend relates that the lakes originated in the shattering of a mirror presented to the beautiful goddess Woluo […]

Protecting Panda Habitat: China’s First Land Trust Reserve

Despite their relative lack of natural predators, pandas are endangered. World Wildlife Fund estimates that there are only 1,600 left in the wild. Humans are their biggest threat. ©Brad Josephs When images of a wild giant panda gnawing on a takin carcass in China’s Sichuan Province were recently captured on motion-sensor cameras, researchers were caught […]

From the Field: China’s Road Less Traveled

Nat Hab travelers at Bifengxia panda base. Photo © Brad Josephs Nat Hab expedition leader Brad Josephs just got back from leading the first two groups of our brand new China trip, The Wild Side of China: A Nature Odyssey.  The success of the itinerary was beyond our wildest expectations, no pun intended!  This new […]

Travel Tales: Baby Pandas & China’s Unseen Treasures

Befengxia Panda base in Ya’an, Sichuan is one of the best locations to photograph giant pandas in natural surroundings. NHA Staff Naturalist Brad Josephs just returned from leading the first of two Natural Habitat nature adventures in China’s less traveled mountain country.  These trips explore remote mountains and forests of Sichuan and the Tibetan Plateau, areas […]

More Pandas on New China Itinerary

At WWF, it should come as no surprise that we take pandas seriously. Their image has been synonymous with our organization since its inception in 1961. They’re also endangered—threatened by forest destruction and hunting. When we visit China with NatHab, we experience the culture to be sure, but giant pandas are the focus. That’s why […]