Giant pandas removed from the list of endangered species

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In China, the status of giant pandas has recently changed from “endangered” to “vulnerable” species, the Chinese news agency Xinhuanet reported.

Great efforts to preserve the animal that has become a symbol of endangered species have borne fruit, so today the number of giant pandas in the wild is 1,800, while about 600 live in captivity. However, this species of bear is still vulnerable, which requires continuous care. their natural habitat because it was the destruction of forests and the expansion of cities and industry that put them on the infamous list of endangered species.

Although the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has not considered the giant panda an endangered species for five years, it seems that Chinese officials are only now satisfied with the number of pandas and the pace at which they are breeding.

Since the giant panda is considered a national treasure in China, it is clear why it took another five years to remove this animal from the endangered list. China will continue to raise awareness of the importance of conserving endangered species, and as Minister of Ecology and Environment Cui Shuhong said at a press conference, the plan is to establish a complex system of monitoring and tracking animals to protect biodiversity.

Thanks to the restoration of the natural habitats of black and white giants, other endangered species have begun to recover, so there are more Siberian tigers, Asian elephants and crab ibises, while other endangered animals, such as the Tibetan antelope, live in a much more favorable environment.

The globally adored panda feeds mainly on bamboo and eats up to 38 kg per day. Although it looks awkward, because as an adult it weighs from 90 to 130 kg, the giant panda climbs well in search of food, writes the website of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), whose recognizable logo is this black and white animal.

Milena Maglovski

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