28 Feb '15, 9am

Breaking news! New survey shows Wild Giant Panda numbers increased by over 16% in last 10yrs

The good news is that the survey estimates 1,864 pandas live in the wild. That’s a 16.8% increase since the 2004 survey. How does this compare with past figures? The first survey (1974-77) estimated there were 2,459 giant pandas in the wild. The second (1985-88) estimated 1,114. The third survey, published in 2004, estimated there were 1,596. The latest rise in the estimate is particularly encouraging, as the 2004 increase was in large partly down to researchers using better techniques and surveying a wider area. The new figures show that the hard work of the Chinese government, local communities, nature reserve staff and WWF is paying off. Collecting the data - a giant task The survey was China's first census of the number of giant pandas in the wild since 2004. It mapped their distribution across six mountain ranges in south-western China: Minshan, Qinling, Qionglai, Lia...

Full article: http://www.wwf.org.uk/wildlife/giant_panda/pandas_in_the_...

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