Institute of special animal and plant of sciences (ISAPS) of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences was originally founded in 1956, which is the only national institute on conservation and utilization of wildlife in China. Now, ISAPS is composed of two parts: Zuojia Experimental Base stands on the beautiful Zuojia Town, Jilin Province; its area is 56.81 square kilometers, of which 78 percent are forest. Changchun Research Centre is located in Jingyue District, Changchun City, the area is 14 hectare, 26，000 square meters of which is for research, 22,000 square meters for technology transfer company.
Study Content and Direction
ISAPS’s main objects of research are rare and special valuable plants and animals. Its main content of study is to protect and utilize these plants and animals, and to uphold the idea of domestic-feeding technology based on the fundamental research. At same time, it strengthens the study on intensive processing and comprehensive exploitation of the specialties.