Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Save the Pandas
Due to the fact that pandas reproduce so infrequently makes it very difficult for them to recover from such a low point. One of the main reasons that the Giant Panda has become and endangered species is because of expanding human populations and development. This has caused habitat destruction for the pandas. As the populations increase, their habitats get taken over by development. This causes the pandas to be pushed into smaller and less livable areas. Habitat destruction then leads to food shortages. Some bamboo that the pandas eat blooms in different places and at different times of the year. The bamboo that gets destroyed due to development will leave the pandas with nothing to eat and lead to starvation.
If more people are educated on the fact that Giant Pandas are an endangered species then they can help to make a difference. There are numerous ways to help these pandas. Since habitat loss is a serious threat it is necessary to establish new reserves and extend existing ones. Researchers are continuing to study how pandas breed in hopes to help increase their population. The Chinese Government have developed bamboo corridors in isolated parts of the forests allowing the pandas to move to new areas, find food, and meet potential breeding mates.
Rebecca Thomas (3)