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According to reports, China is planning on creating a giant panda reserve in an attempt to boost the number of endangered animal.
Talking about the new reserve center, the director of the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province, told “It will be a haven for biodiversity and provide protection for the whole ecological system. Many scientists and conservation experts support the building of a national park.”
This news comes after last year the number of the giant panda increased due to combination of different tactics but scientists have warned that the gains could be reversed due to effects of climate changes as according to findings more than one third of animal’s habitat is set to be wiped out in the next 80 years.
However, David Wildt, a scientist from the Smithsonian’s conservation biology institute commented, “Past experience has told us how much a national park can do for a country’s environment and ecology.”
“I am delighted to see China’s breakthrough in panda breeding and reintroduction programs. But it’s time to test if these measures work out in the new system of national parks.”