Giant Pandas are no longer endangered, according to a recent announcement at an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) press conference. Although the giant pandas are no longer classified as endangered, they are still classified as vulnerable. The population of the species has risen 17 percent over the past ten years, due to the conservation of millions of individuals and zoos
“For over fifty years, the giant panda has been the globe’s most beloved conservation icon as well as the symbol of WWF. Knowing that the panda is now a step further from extinction is an exciting moment for everyone committed to conserving the world’s wildlife and their habitats,” Marco Lambertini World Wildlife Fund Director General said.
The World Wildlife Foundation has worked hard to give giant pandas a home and prevent them from moving into the extinct column.