- In 2004, a survey counted 1,600 pandas - 40% more than were thought to exist in the 1980s.
Panda conservation success
Panda population in the wild
Halting the decline of the panda
- Panda habitat is increasing with the development of new reserves and green corridors.
- Some threats to panda survival such as poaching and illegal logging have been significantly reduced.
- Community development projects to help people sustainably coexist with pandas have been very positive.
There is hope...
The work of the Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provincial governments to ensure the survival of the giant panda gives rise to hope that the panda will not be lost and will continue to exist in the wild for generations to come.
...but there is still work to do
The IUCN’s Red List classifies the panda as endangered, as its numbers remain low, despite the recent increase, and threats to its survival remain.
Problems persist, such as the loss and fragmentation of panda habitat and competing needs of pandas and local people, but there are solutions.
Gift to the Earth
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