Pandas have become a worldwide symbol for animal conservation thanks to the WWF’s use of them as its logo, but many people do not know just how bad the plight of these beautiful animals really is. Whilst the panda's status has been made less severe thanks to panda conservation efforts, moving from endangered to vulnerable, there is still more that needs to be done!
Pandas are in dire need your help as they are losing their natural habitats at an alarming rate due to human development, and even their food supplies due to overharvesting of bamboo. These famous creatures may have come off of the endangered list, but an increase in panda conservation efforts is still needed to ensure they have a chance of survival.
Pandas are facing a whole host of threats, and although one of the main problems these bears is their incredibly slow reproduction rate, there are other problems such as hunting and habitat encroachment that we as humans have the power to prevent.
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In 2016 the status of giant pandas was moved down from endangered to vulnerable, but that does not mean they are out of the woods just yet and there is still work that needs to be done. It is estimated that there are around 1,800 pandas left in the wild, but due to their sometimes elusive nature, it is hard to get an accurate gauge on their numbers.
As they are endemic to only one country, the panda population can be drastically affected by any small change in their local environment, and this further endangers the bears as they would find it hard to recover. Panda sanctuaries are beginning to play a much more prominent role in the protection of these bears, and as a result, volunteers are becoming crucial in the battle of panda conservation.
Pandas have suffered greatly as a result of human interference with their environment, but their population struggles are not purely down to humans. This is why panda conservation efforts are so drastically needed. Some of the things most affecting pandas include: