28 Feb '15, 4am

JUST IN - wild giant panda numbers up 17% in China - from 1,596 to 1,864 over past decade

JUST IN - wild giant panda numbers up 17% in China - from 1,596 to 1,864 over past decade

The number of wild giant pandas has increased nearly 17% over the last decade, according to a new survey conducted by the Chinese government. Figures released today by the Chinese government show that the global population of wild giant pandas has reached 1,864 – up from 1,596 when their numbers were last surveyed in 2003. A symbol of wildlife conservation, giant pandas are only found in China's Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. “The rise in the population of wild giant pandas is a victory for conservation and definitely one to celebrate,” said Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President of Wildlife Conservation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF). “This increase in the population of wild giant pandas is a testament to the commitment made by the Chinese government for the last 30-plus years to wild panda conservation,” Hemley said. “WWF is grateful to have had the opportunity to part...

Full article: https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/wild-giant-p...

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