News: Huge park for giant pandas

News: Huge park for giant pandas

The giant panda

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ailuropoda
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

Adela Teban