The giant panda
Species: Ailuropoda melanoleuca
News: Chinese government is investing a lot of money to creat a huge conservation area for giant pandas. The park cover 27.134 km across Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. Scihuan is the habitat for 80% of the world`s pandas. The forestry departament, the Bank of China and other parties agreed to invest 1.58 billion US$ in the park over the next 5 years. Conservation efforts have helped boost the population of wild pandas to about 1.900 individuals.
Source: Nature, The international weekly journal of science, Vol. 555, No.7696