In case you missed the big news last month, the giant panda is no longer an endangered species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Populations have improved enough for the endangered species label to be downgraded to “vulnerable”.
Are we celebrating a little too soon? Technically, the giant panda is still considered a species at risk. Personally, I think this is reason to celebrate - the giant panda has been a conservation icon for the last 50 years, and efforts are finally paying off! Kacey Deamer, a staff writer for Live Science, posted an informative... [+] Read more