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Long-term forest cooperation brings giant pandas to Finland – 芬中两国多年双边林业合作为芬兰迎来大熊猫

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
18.1.2018 11.00
Press release

Jättiläispandat Hua Bao ja Jin Bao Bao, suomalaisittain Lumi ja Pyry, saapuivat erikoiskuljetuksella Kiinan Chengdusta Suomeen 18.1.2017. Samalla Suomesta tuli yksi harvoista valtioista, jonka kanssa Kiina on käynnistänyt pandan suojelu- ja tutkimusyhteistyön.

The giant pandas Hua Bao and Jin Bao Bao, in Finnish Lumi (Snow) and Pyry (Flurry), arrived in Finland by exceptional transport from Chengdu, China on 18 January 2017. Finland became one of the few states in the world that has giant panda conservation and research cooperation with China.

Placing the giant pandas in Finland is thanks to the excellent relations between the two countries and the long-term forest cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and the State Forestry Administration of China. The giant panda research and conservation project is implemented together with Ähtäri Zoo and the giant panda specialists of the China Wildlife Concervation Association. The Natural Resources Institute Finland and various Finnish universities will also take part in this work.

The negotiations on the giant pandas between Finland and China started in 2015 and made good progress. Placing the giant pandas in Finland and the Ähtäri Zoo was confirmed in early April when the President of the People’s Republic of China visited Finland.

“I am very well aware of the sustained action taken in China for the conservation of the giant panda. Thanks to these serious efforts, the giant panda population is now growing. The fact that Finland is now concretely involved in the conservation effort is truly special”, says Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä. He stresses the important role of the close Finnish-Chinese cooperation in the water and food sectors as well.

The Finnish climate is similar to the climate conditions in the Qionglai Mountains in China, the habitat of the giant panda, where they are also used to snow. The giant pandas are also hoped to breed in the environment that resembles their natural habitat.

“Ähtäri Zoo has won a position that is recognised worldwide in the conservation of threatened species. The work done at the Zoo is supported by internationally valued Finnish expertise in bear biology and veterinary medicine. We can be sure that the pandas will have a good home in the Ähtäri Zoo, which has the finest Snowpanda House outside China”, says Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, who has been active in the project from the very beginning.

Inquiries:

Satu-Marja Tenhiälä, Special Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, tel. + 358 50 432 2215, satu-marja.tenhiala(at)mmm.fi

Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, tel. +358 40 029 1910, jaana.husu-kallio(at)mmm.fi

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芬中两国多年双边林业合作为芬兰迎来大熊猫

 

大熊猫金宝宝华豹”(芬兰民众给他们起的芬兰语名字分别叫做LumiPyry) ,将乘坐专机于2018118日从中国成都出发抵达芬兰,这标志着芬兰将成为世界上为数不多的与中国开展大熊猫保护研究合作的国家之一。

大熊猫来芬的背后是中芬两国良好的双边关系以及芬兰农林部和中国国家林业局之间多年来富有成效的林业合作。两国政府高度重视并积极推动大熊猫的保护研究合作项目,中国野生动物保护协会和芬兰艾赫泰里动物园是此项合作项目的具体执行机构,芬兰自然资源中心和多所大学则将作为技术支持机构参与合作。

芬兰两国于2015年启动了关于大熊猫合作项目的谈判。大熊猫将来到芬兰并落户艾赫泰里动物园一事,最终在2017年四月初中国国家主席习近平对芬兰进行国事访问期间得到确认。

我知道中国长期以来为保护大熊猫所做出的工作。经过中方巨大的努力,大熊猫的种群数已经得以增长。芬兰能够如此具体地参与对大熊猫的保护真是一件大好事。芬兰农林部长亚里.莱佩先生说。莱佩部长同时强调,芬中两国在水资源和食品领域的紧密合作也具有重大意义。

芬兰的气候条件与大熊猫在中国邛崃山区栖息地的气候条件极为相似,白雪是大熊猫熟悉的自然元素。艾赫泰里动物园与大熊猫自然栖息地相似的居住条件将有助于大熊猫在艾赫泰里繁衍后代。

芬兰农林部的常务秘书雅娜.胡苏-卡里奥女士自始至终都在积极推动中芬两国的大熊猫合作项目,她说: “艾赫泰里动物园在保护濒危动物领域做出的成绩为该动物园赢得了良好的国际声誉。芬兰对棕熊的生物学研究和高水平的兽医学研究享誉世界,这些都将为艾赫泰里动物园饲养大熊猫提供有力的技术支持。我们确信大熊猫到达艾赫泰里后,会进入一个美好的新家,而且是在中国境外最好的。

详细信息请咨询:

芬兰农林部部长特别助理Satu-Marja Tenhiälä女士,电话: +358 50 432 2215, 电子邮件: [email protected]

芬兰农林部常务秘书Jaana Husu-Kallio, 电话: +358 40 029 1910 电子邮件:[email protected]

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