Officials of China have revealed that Giant pandas are still vulnerable, although, they are no more endangered.
The downgrading of this classification happened as the number of giant pandas in the wild reached 1,800. Experts have revealed that the country has somehow saved this animal due to its long-term and great conservation efforts, which includes expanding habitats.
The Chinese view pandas as a national treasure. However, they have had to loan them out to other nations as diplomatic tools.
This new classification is coming some years after the IUCN removed the animal from its list of endangered species, relabeling it in 2016 as “vulnerable”. At some point in time, the Chinese officials disputed this decision, revealing that people could be misled to believe that they could relax conservation efforts.
The announcement made this week by the environmental ministry of China, is the first time the status of this animal was changed on its list of endangered species.
Users of social media in China were happy to hear the news, revealing that it is obvious that the efforts put in conservation are really worth it. Experts have revealed that this great success is largely as a result of the efforts of China to recreate as well as repopulate bamboo forests.
According to facts, Bamboo takes 99% of their diet, which means they may starve without it. Zoos have made efforts as well to raise its numbers through captive breeding methods.