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The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distri
bution, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to tr
ack,” said Chen Peng, a researcher with the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.”
“It will definitely help us improve efficiency and effectiveness in conservation and management of the animals,” Chen said.
China has carried out four scientific field research project of giant pandas in the wild.
The giant panda was scientifically discovered 150 years ago and n
amed in the city of Ya’an, Sichuan. It remains one of the world’s most endangered species.
The number of captive pandas was 548 globally as of November last y
ear. Fewer than 2,000 pandas live in the wild, mostly in the provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi.
identify unwarranted certification items for abolition and list all certification items deemed ne
cessary. At the same time, work to establish a pre-commitment qualification system will be intensified.
“The reform of the qualification system is part and parcel of our efforts to build a credit-based society. Without a fully fledg
ed credit-based society, our business environment will not see significant improvements,” Li said.
It was decided at the meeting that the practice of pre-commitment of qualification will be piloted in 13 pro
vinces and municipalities, including Tianjin, Liaoning, Shanghai, Guangdong, Sichuan and Shaanxi, and in five mi
nistries－the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Justice, the Minist
ry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Transport.
China has released 11.25 million spectra – keys for understanding the properties of celestia
l bodies – acquired by the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope to astronomers worldwide.
As the world’s largest spectral survey telescope, LAMOST marks the world’
s first spectral survey project to obtain more than 10 million spectra, which will give
insights into chemical compositions, densities, atmospheres and magnetism of celestial bodies.
Among the data, there are 9.37 million high-quality spectra, twice the total number of other astronomic surveys intern
ationally. There are also 6.36 million stellar spectra, creating the largest stellar parameter catalog in the wor
ld, according to the National Astronomical Observatories of China of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Friday.
Finished in 2008, LAMOST began regular surveys in 2012. The telescope is located in Natio
nal Astronomical Observatories of China’s Xinglong Observatory, in north China’s Hebei province.