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China’s Iconic Panda May Face Extinction in Two to Three Generations – EcoLocalizer - Embed This

China’s Iconic Panda May Face Extinction in Two to Three Generations – EcoLocalizer - Embed This

Fan Zhiyong, Species Program Director at WWF Beijing says that if some of the infrastructure construction is not stopped, conservation efforts face a 20-year setback. He explained that highways and hydropower stations are separating pandas from each other, increasing the risk of inbreeding. He also noted that local governments find it hard to resist the lure of 400 million yuan ($58.8 million) in tax income from building hydropower stations, but that the tradeoff would mean losing the wild panda.

Full article: http://ecolocalizer.com/2009/08/17/chinas-iconic-panda-ma...

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