About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workBaoxing County in Ya'an Province is where in the late 1800s Father Armand David, a French missionary and zoologist discovered and collected more than 200 species, formerly unknown to western zoologists. Among them, and the most remarkable one: The Giant Panda. Explore the Â‘Hometown of the Panda', learn more about Father Armand David's life, his discoveries and the unique wildlife in the region with the highest density worldwide. You will get to lend a hand in a local wildlife shelter. This site is not working on reproduction of Pandas nor is it open to the public as a zoo. Injured animals rescued by local rangers are taken care of and trained to be released into the wild again. You will be able to work with Pandas as well as with other animals at the shelter. Pandas are always hungry! So one of your tasks will be, together with the local team, to prepare their food like - Panda bread, Apples, Carrots and of course their favorite: Bamboo. Feed them with what you prepared, clean their enclosures and ensure that they are secure in their environment. Later in the week, travelling further through Ya'an Province, you will have the opportunity to experience authentic Tibetan culture and customs, as you spend two days visiting some of the most enchanting and scenic places in China. There you will get to know the local foods, clothing and the traditional style of living.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation About the Accommodation Along the route you will have overnight stays in hotels/guest houses, etc. More information can be found inside the schedule. Food Arrangements Mostly Chinese or Tibetan style dishes (vegetarian and fish) will be served during the trip.
About the project locationA route from Chengdu to Baoxing to Fengtonzhai. Explore the vast biodiversity of wildlife in China and discover the beautifully unique intricacies of Chinese/Tibetan culture. This unique program gives you the opportunity to get up, close, and personal with adorable Pandas and make a contribution towards their conservation. This is a multifaceted adventure that will give you insight and appreciation for the magnificence that is China!