Good news for wildlife!
The black-and-white bear is no longer endangered. It has been announced to be set to ‘Vulnerable’ from ‘Endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the Red List of Threatened Species. A nationwide census found 1,864 giant pandas in the wild in China.
According to the World Wide Fund for Nature Director General Marco Lambertini, this is an exciting moment for everyone committed to conserving the world’s wildlife and their habitats. He added, “The recovery of the panda shows that when science, political will and engagement of local communities come together, we can save wildlife and also improve biodiversity.”
The WWF has been active in saving giant pandas and their habitat. Also, the Chinese government has put in 30 years of hard work in pandas to not let it go extinct.
The giant panda is known as a worldwide symbol of wildlife conservation.