March 16 National Panda Day: Removed from the “endangered species” list; the danger has not passed

National Panda Day is celebrated on March 16, which is celebrated annually in China. Despite efforts to improve it, scientists predict that the panda population will decline by 35% over the next 80 years.

March 16 – National Panda Day

March 16 – National Panda Day: According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s list, pandas are endangered. Although the panda population has increased recently, their numbers are still low and threats to their survival persist. This special day highlights the endangerment of pandas.

On “National Panda Day”, which is celebrated as a national holiday in China, not only do they celebrate this day, but a birthday party is also held for newborn pandas. The Chinese have resorted to another way to protect pandas from the negative effects of climate change.

Because pandas are an important part of modern Chinese identity. The beginning of this coincidence coincides with the coming to power of the Communist Party in 1949. In the 1950s, the panda became the national treasure of China. Since then, its cultural significance in China has grown and March 16-Panda daytime so it arose.


The International Union for Conservation of Nature has warned that while better forest protection has helped increase panda numbers, global warming is threatening the animals’ natural bamboo habitats.


Pandas have now been removed from the endangered animals list due to a 17% increase in the panda population over the past 10 years.

In the data of 2003, the number of adult pandas was known to be 1596. It was announced that currently there are about 2060 pandas, of which 1864 are adult pandas. This downgraded pandas from endangered to vulnerable animal status on the IUCN Red List.

“It’s about restoring habitats,” said Craig Hilton-Taylor, chair of the IUCN Red List. “Just by restoring the habitats of the pandas, they found their habitat again and were able to find food,” he said.

Ginette Hemley, senior vice president of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), said: “The Chinese have done a great job investing in panda habitats, improving them and creating new reserves. They showed very well what a government can do in the name of protection,” he said.


It is estimated that global warming will destroy a third of bamboo fields in 80 years. It is believed that climate change will negatively affect bamboo fields and therefore pandas.

Currently, newborn giant pandas are bred in captivity in most zoos and some institutions. Of course, this leads to many questions and problems. In particular, pandas born through artificial insemination become unable to live in true natural areas. For example, in 2007, Xiang Xiang, the first panda bred in captivity, died shortly after being released into the wild.

It is undoubtedly good news that the International Union for Conservation of Nature has upgraded pandas from endangered to vulnerable.

Protecting the People’s Republic of China bamboos and expanding the areas is nature/species conservation work that can serve as an example for other countries. However, if we do not act together to combat the negative effects of global warming, which is a common problem for all countries in the world, not only pandas, but also many species that are not on the red list of IUCN may be endangered.


Killing pandas was banned in China in the 1960s. While the punishment for killing a panda was not very severe until 1987, death sentences and life imprisonment were handed down in 1987. Today today, a prison sentence of 10 to 20 years is applied.

We share interesting information that we do not know about pandas, which fascinate us with their kindness, gentleness and sympathy;

Female pandas can only lay one egg per year.

Adult pandas don’t have many enemies due to their large bodies. But snow leopards can easily prey on vulnerable babies or old pandas.

Pandas can sometimes stand upright, but their hind legs are not strong enough to support their body weight..

The lifespan of wild pandas living in the wild is about 20 years, and the lifespan of pandas under protection is 30 years.

More than half of newborn pandas die accidentally crushed by their mother.

Pandas spend 14-15 hours a day eating bamboo, and pandas can poop 40 times a day.

Pandas have been a symbol of peace in China. Hundreds of years ago, warring tribes in China used flags with the image of a panda to stop the war or make a truce.

An adult panda needs to eat an average of 36 kilos of bamboo per day to obtain its daily food.

An adult panda weighs between 90 and 135 pounds and is believed to have been born 2 to 3 million years ago.

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