Working With Pandas

Have you ever considered working with pandas? Here at The Great Projects, we would certainly recommend it, as budding conservationists are needed to help ensure a future for these beautiful yin-yang bears.

Indigenous to the vibrant country of China, pandas constantly battle humans for space and food and these bears are at risk of becoming extinct in the future. By working with pandas on an exciting volunteer project, you can make a lasting impact on panda conservation efforts. In 2016, the status of pandas changed from endangered to vulnerable and while this is a monumental achievement for the bears, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t still work that needs to be done as the future of these animals is still uncertain.

You can be involved with activities ranging from feeding pandas who reside in sanctuaries, helping to keep enclosures clean, right through to exploring China’s efforts to increase panda populations! Seize the chance to have a once in a lifetime experience. Get in touch today and you could be working with pandas in no time!

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Pandas At A Glance

Around 1,800

How Endangered Are Pandas

It is estimated that there are around 1,800 pandas that remain in the wild, so volunteers who are willing to give their time to work with pandas and aid their conservation are essential.

Pandas are endemic only to China, so their population can be negatively affected by any small change in their local environment which can be difficult for the bears to come back from. What makes this even more difficult, is that pandas have an extremely low reproduction rate.

Pandas were downgraded from endangered, to vulnerable to extinction, but human impact continues to put pressure on panda sustainability. By working with pandas, you can help to reduce this.

Threats Pandas Are Facing

Pandas have suffered greatly due to human interference within their environment, and this is an ongoing problem which must be addressed. Some of the threats pandas face are:

  • Human encroachment – China plays host to the largest population of humans on the planet. However, there is only so much space available, which means that pandas have been removed from their habitats to make way for human development. 
  • Climate Change – temperatures in panda habitat are on the rise due to global climate change. This negatively affects the pandas as it will cause suitable panda habitat to shift to higher elevations, making land more difficult to reach. 
Fast Facts
  • Pandas were once found throughout eastern and southern China, northern Vietnam, and northern Myanmar, but are now restricted to just 6 isolated mountain ranges in China.
  • Pandas can spend up to 14 hours a day eating, and their food of choice is bamboo. They are excellent tree climbers but choose to spend their time feeding on the ground.
  • Pandas are different to other bears in that they don’t hibernate during the winter months. Instead, they relocate to lower elevations in their mountain homes where temperatures are higher.
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