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 pandas status has been made less severe, moving from endangered to vulnerable, the animals still need your help as they are losing their natural habitats at an alarming rate due to human development.These famous creatures may have come off of the endangered list, but an increase in 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.
We can offer you the chance to volunteer with the pandas in their endemic home of China, and whilst you are working with the bears you will have the chance to explore a country which is rich in both history and culture. The bears need your help, so volunteer today.
In 2016 the giant panda’s status was moved down from endangered to vulnerable, but this does not mean that the conservation of pandas is completed just yet. 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.
Due to the fact that they are endemic to only one country, the panda numbers can be drastically effected by any small change in their local environment, and this further endangers the bears as they would find it hard to recover. Panda sanctuary's are beginning to play a much more prominent role in the protection of these bears, and as a result panda sanctuary volunteers are becoming crucial in the battle to save the animals.
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: