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Giant panda put in the Endangered list after decades of efforts

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Finally after decades of work by Conservationists they successful in saving the endangered species of Panda.

The official status of the giant panda has been changed from “endangered” to “vulnerable” because of the population rebound in china. The change was announced as part of an update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

Giant panda which claims as the china’s national animal have brought its number back to brick. As per latest estimates its number reaches to 1864 adults. There are no exact figures for the numbers of cubs, but estimates bring the total number of giant pandas to 2,060.

IUCN’S updated report said,” “Evidence from a series of range-wide national surveys indicate that the previous population decline has been arrested, and the population has started to increase. The improved status confirms that the Chinese government’s efforts to conserve this species are effective,”

But the rebound could be short-lived, the IUCN warned. Climate change is predicted to wipe out more than one-third of the panda’s bamboo habitat in the next 80 years.

But this update also brought bad news. The eastern gorilla, the world’s largest primate, is now endangered. The number of eastern gorillas has declined more than 70% in the past two decades.


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