Tangjiahe Nature Reserve （唐家河国家级自然保护区）
Tangjiahe Nature Reserve
As one of China's major giant panda habitats, the Tangjiahe Nature Reserve is located in Qingchuan County on the northwestern edge of Sichuan Basin, approximately a five-hour drive from downtown Chengdu.
Established in 1978, Tangjiahe Nature Reserve covers an area of 40,000 hectares. Wild pandas are spotted frequently in the area of 1,700-3,000 meters in altitude, where the arrow bamboo and other food resources are rich. About 60 pandas are known to be living in the reserve.
The reserve was named a Grade I nature reserve by World Wildlife Federation, making it one of the hotspots for the protection of global biodiversity.