Table 1

Ratios of mean annual rates of change (the amount of panda habitat, number of habitat patches, and mean patch size) after the reserve's establishment to those before the reserve was created. A ratio of >1 indicates that the absolute rate of change after the reserve's establishment was higher than that before the reserve was established. The signs within parentheses represent the directions of change (“+” indicates an increase and “−” indicates a decrease) before and after the reserve was established, respectively.

Habitat typeAmount of habitatNumber of patchesMean patch size
Highly suitable4.54 (−, −)1.85 (−, −)22.30 (−, −)
Suitable0.56 (−, −)0.78 (−, +)1.11 (−, −)
Marginally suitable0.07 (−, −)0.25 (−, −)0.07 (−, +)
Unsuitable0.46 (+, +)0.36 (−, −)0.52 (+, +)