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Threats of Giant Panda

Threats of Giant Panda | giant panda | Scoop.it

Via alexander yee
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1. poaching, habitat destruction and degradation

 

2. the panda's low reproductive rate and bamboo flowering

 

3.poached pandas for exhibitions in zoos or their pelt are illegally sold

 

4. Giant pandas also fall victims of traps that are laid down for other animals

 

5. deforestation for agricultural land and logging

 

6. forcing them to move higher up the mountains and isolating them in to discrete groups

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alexander yee's curator insight, November 25, 2013 8:04 PM

/ These reasons are complex and include factors such as poaching, habitat destruction and degradation, the panda's low reproductive rate and bamboo flowering, followed by death of the plant.

/ People in the past have poached pandas for exhibitions in zoos or their pelt are illegally sold, fetching high prices for display in museums and private collections.

/Development activities such as deforestation for agricultural land and logging are on going to cope with the ever increasing population of China. These activities are carried out at the expense of the habitat of the pandas, forcing them to move higher up the mountains and isolating them in to discrete groups.

/Bamboo flowering is part of the natural life cycle to produce seedlings for the next generation.fter flowering, the bamboo dies. If there is not another species of bamboo the pandas will eat in the same area or in a nearby area, these pandas face death due to starvation.

/Due to habitat degradation and destruction, bamboo forests are no longer large and uninterrupted. They are fragmented, separated by development and human settlement which prevent the pandas from roaming freely in search of different species of bamboo to feed in times of need.

/Other wild animals such as leopards and wild dogs will prey on pandas. There is also competition for food with other species of animals as well as amongst the Giant Pandas themselves.

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Panda conservation success

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Panda conservation success
fatpandadude's insight:

1.Panda habitat is increasing with the development of new reserves and green corridors

 

2.Some threats to panda survival such as poaching and illegal logging have been significantly reduced

 

3.Community development projects to help people sustainably coexist with pandas have been very positive

 

 4.hope that the panda will not be lost and will continue to exist in the wild for generations to come

 

5.projects implemented in these areas to save the panda are working

 

6.The work of the Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provincial governments to ensure the survival of the giant panda

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Rescuing Optimism: A Plan to Save the Giant Panda - Conservation International

Rescuing Optimism: A Plan to Save the Giant Panda - Conservation International | giant panda | Scoop.it
fatpandadude's insight:

 1.to halt the decline of the panda population

 

2. protect and revive the forests where they live

 

3. conservation groups, academics, government agencies, private corporations, and local communities will work to protect habitat

 

4.establish a panda guardian program

 

5. China instituted a national logging ban

 

6.New nature reserves have been established, helping to limit the decline of the panda population

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