As Bamboo Forests Fade, Can Pandas Survive? (Op-Ed)

Giant panda Weiwei rests in its enclosure during snowfall at a zoo in WuhanGiant pandas, with their fuzzy raccoon eyes and innocent faces, are one of the world's most treasured endangered species. It helps explain why the latest threat to giant pandas , rising global temperatures, has raised such alarm. Poaching and habitat destruction over the past 3,000 years have brought the total panda population down below 2,000 individuals in the wild. Today, giant pandas exist in an area that is less than 1 percent of their historical range.

February 2, 2015 6:25 pm

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