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Number of giant pandas in the wild is increasing


The number of giant pandas living in the wild has increased by 268 animals in the past eleven years. According to the World Wildlife Fund, because of “targeted protection” by China and the WWF.

Because of this increase of almost 17% now a total of 1864 panda’s live in nature reserves and forests in China. This is stated in the fourth national panda count that the Chinese Government has published Saturday. The previous count was 2003. “The success proves that the protection of the endangered giant panda is paying off,” said WWF Saturday.

Once the pandas lived in large parts of China and even beyond. But destruction of their habitat by chopping wood and bamboo, poaching and infrastructure have seriously cornered the animal species. These days, the giant panda live only in fragmented forest areas in central China.

“The Chinese Government has done much to preserve the Habitat of the giant pandas by taking threats away,” said Christiaan van der Hoeven, panda-expert at the WWF. “That is done in close cooperation with WWF and other conservation organizations. We saw already that the panda’s population no longer declined. Now the number of wild giant pandas rises, it turns out that nature conservation really works. “

China currently has 67 reserves for wild giant panda. Eleven years ago there were only 40. The World Wide Fund for nature has in recent years helped China with setting up reserves, training of park Rangers and examining the panda population.

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