Giant Pandas Climb From ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’

It looks like the Labor Day weekend was also a chance for pandas to celebrate. At a meeting this weekend in Hawaii, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) downgraded the giant panda from “endangered” to “vulnerable,” reflecting a steady increase in panda numbers over the past decade.
An Icon Back From the Brink
Giant pandas are icons of the conservation movement — they even appear on the logo of the World Wildlife Fund. Ever since its inception in the 1960’s, pandas have

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