We should do everything we can to save the giant panda because we are the ones that have driven it to the edge of extinction. And because we can.
But pandas also play a crucial role in China's bamboo forests by spreading seeds and helping the vegetation to grow.
So by saving pandas, we will also be saving so much more. We will be helping to protect not only these unique forests but also the wealth of species that live in them, such as dwarf blue sheep and beautiful multi-coloured pheasants.
And we will be providing a lifeline for a host of other endangered animals, including the golden snub-nosed monkey, takin and crested ibis that share these magnificent forests with the panda.
The panda’s habitat is also important for the livelihoods of local communities, who use it for food, income, fuel for cooking and heating, and medicine. And for people across the country.
The panda's mountains form the watersheds for both the Yangtze and Yellow rivers, which are the economic heart of China – home to hundreds of millions of people. Economic benefits derived from these critical basins include tourism, subsistence fisheries and agriculture, transport, hydropower and water resources.
So by protecting pandas, we’re helping to safeguard the broader environment, which so many people and animals depend on.
Pandas themselves are also economically and culturally valuable. They are the national symbol of China and generate significant economic benefits for local communities through ecotourism and other activities.
Summary: Essay provides a description of the Giant Panda Bear.
These very rare bears are found only in the mountainous forests of southwestern China. They live in small areas of the north and central parts of the Sichuan Province, located in the mountains bordering the southernmost part of the Gansu Province and in the Quinling Mountains of the Shaanxi Province. These forests are dense and misty. Their habitat it just like the panda bear, very mysterious.
Giant pandas and not tasty to the human and they have no known medical value. But some people poach pandas for zoos or their pelts are sold illegally. Some museums pay high prices for panda pelts. Pandas also fall victims of traps that are for other animals. They are usually killed...
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