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What Measure are Being Taken to Save Endangered Giant Pandas?
There are approximately 60 reserves across China and there are three measures to save endangered giant pandas:
- First and the most ideal one is to protect their habitats.
- Second is to work with zoos and research centres to increase the captive giant panda population through breeding programmes.
- Third is the combination of the first two measures, namely to release captive-bred giant pandas back to the wild to enhance wild giant panda population while protecting their natural habitats.
What efforts have been made to restore giant panda populations?
- Establish nature reserves to protect the giant panda’s natural habitat.
- Pass laws to make the protection of giant pandas compulsory.
- Enforce natural forest protection and ‘grain to green’ projects to protect and expand the habitats of giant pandas.
- Create corridors for the fragmented small populations to migrate freely so that a larger group for breeding can be formed, thus creating conditions for gene exchanges and preventing the loss of genetic diversity.
- Conduct ex-situ (in captivity) protection and multi-disciplinary research.
- Conduct trials and research to release captive giant pandas back to natural environment.