The Panda bear is the world's most threatened animal.  Learn about panda bear

Updated: May 16, 2021

Untied with raccoons and smaller pandas in the late 1980s, the giant panda was discovered closer to the bear family by DNA testing.


These forests are believed to be just 700-1000 pandas in the wild, with the continual interference of farmers.Untied with raccoons and smaller pandas in the late 1980s, the giant panda was discovered closer to the bear family by DNA testing.

Since the construction of roads and railways in the mountainous regions they live in, giant pandas are among the most endangered species in the world. In addition to illegal braaching, the destruction of biodiversity is a continuing problem outside of protected areas. More than 50 panda reserves (protecting 2.5 million acres and over 60 percent of the population of pandas) have been established by the Chinese government in 2005, in order to try to save them from further future insecurity. CITES has stringent provisions for all trade in and products of the species, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flores (CITES). And the giant panda was removed in 1984, in order to enforce the strictest rules on animal welfare, from Appendix III of the CITES Treaty, to Appendix I.

Millions of people also use the natural services in the Yantgze Basin ecoregion, where the Pandas exist. The physical and economic heart of China is this particular ecoregion. Conservation of biodiversity in the region is therefore important. Because the species are so diverse, a large number of rare and exotic flora and fauna, such as the pandas that share their habitats, are also threatened. The next time you buy a giant panda with things, you will not see it the same way, because you know what struggles pandas face in the wild to remain alive. Although gigantic stuffed pandas are unusual soft toys, they symbolize the extinction of animals and their preservation, as the real thing is. A few of the other species, tigers, white rhinos and polar bears, are still fighting to stay alive in areas where they are unlawfully hunted, or lose their habitat to both global warming and growing populations.




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