Adopt A Panda

Panda Adoption Programs


The panda is the rarely available member of the bear family and one of the world’s most endangered species of animals. It is commonly loved, and has an extraordinary implication for WWF as it has been the organization's symbol since 1961, the year WWF was founded.

Now days, the panda's future continues to be doubtful. As China's financial system continues quickly developing, this bamboo-eating member of the bear family experiences a number of intimidations. Its forest home, in the hilly areas of southwest China, is more and more split by roads and railroads. Home loss continues to take place outside of secluded areas, at the same time as thieving continues to be a chronic danger.

Huge steps have been made in current years to protect the pandas; one of them is adopt a panda. By 2005, the Chinese government had set up more than 50 panda reserves, covering over 2.5 million acres - above 45% of left over giant panda homes – defending over 60 % of the population.

In 1984, the giant panda was moved from Appendix III to Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Trade in the class or its products are dependent on strict directive by the passing parties, and trade for mainly commercial purposes is barred. However, you can legally adopt a panda.

The panda’s home in the Yangtze Basin eco-region is shared by both pandas and thousand and thousands of people who use the area’s innate resources. This eco-region is the geographic and financial heart of China. It is also dangerous for biodiversity protection. Its varied habitats contain many uncommon, widespread and rare flora and fauna, the most familiar being the panda.

Financial benefits acquired from the Yangtze Basin consist of tourism, continuation of fisheries and agriculture, carrying, hydropower and water resources. The continued existence of the panda and the safety of its habitat will make certain that people living in the area continue to harvest bionetwork advantages for several following generations.

At the time when a few of the world’s scientists and conservationists get together in 1961 to plan how to make known the danger to flora and fauna and wild places and to lift up funds to sustain conservation projects, they determined to start on the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). They wanted an emblem, and at the time Chi Chi, the only panda in the Western world, had won the hearts of all who have seen her at the London Zoo in the United Kingdom. She was an exceptional animal, similar to her wild panda cousins in China, and her type and color were the perfect source for a striking emblem.

Early panda protection work takes in the first-ever exhaustive field studies of wild panda environmental science and behavior. Current work concenteraates on the Minshan Mountains in Sichuan and Gansu regions and the Qinling Mountains in Shaanxi region. Especially their work comprises of:

1. Developing the area of habitat under legal safety.
2. Creating green corridors to connect inaccessible pandas.
3. Perambulations in opposition to poaching, illegal classification and infringement.
4. Building local facility for nature reserve organization.
5. Continued research and scrutinizing.

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