1. Continued bamboo party

The giant panda spends the majority of the day’s waking hours looking and eating bamboo, over ten kilos each day. China has set up several reserves, both to prevent poaching but also to preserve the bamboo forests. However, they are threatened by climate change.

2. Support for neighbors

Farmers living near the pandan reserve can be a cloud of concern for the conservation of the species. The state has paid out grants in exchange for the farmers refraining from harming the environment through the use of, inter alia, fertilizers and pesticides.

Victims of panda attacks (they are not always as cute as they look) have also been compensated.

3. International cooperation

Expertise and media exposure are two important reasons why China has welcomed international organizations that have been studying pandas for the past 30 years. Among other things, the World Nature Fund has been visiting.

4. “Pandanomics”

All the giant pandas come from China. If there is one at your local zoo, it is probably lent out, in exchange for about a million dollars a year. The proceeds are used for efforts for the preservation of the panda.

5. Does not withdraw profits in advance

Despite pleasing developments, China refuses to bask in its brilliance. Instead, it is emphasized that the giant panda is still in danger and critical voices have been raised that it was too early to remove the giant panda from the list of endangered animals.