This assignment will discuss the decline of Giant Pandas and it will suggest some solutions to this problem. Firstly it will analyse the problem and the extent will be explained followed by why and where this problem is occurring then it will suggest some ways to solve the problem. .

WHY:.

Giant Pandas are endangered. Their numbers are decreasing with around 1000 left in the wild. Giant Pandas are hunted for fur, their main food source is dwindling and farmers are invading their habitat leaving the pandas helpless. Poachers have been hunting pandas for years. There were 145 pandas killed in 1974, 72 killed in 1986 and in 1987 133 poachers were caught hunting the Giant panda. Laws are becoming stricter on poachers and if caught, they are put to a death sentence. There are only isolated patches of bamboo left. Once every fifteen to 120 years depending on the species bamboo flowers and after the bamboo flowers it dies. Every time it flowers the pandas find it hard to survive. China has a population of approximately 1,000 million people, as all these people need space they are taking over the Giant panda's habitat, leaving pandas to move more up their mountain. Some have been forced to live on narrow bands of mountain slopes. All these problems are reasons for why pandas are endangered and they need to be helped.

WHERE:.

Giant Pandas live in the mountainous regions of the Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces in China. There is proof that Pandas were once in huge groups all over China and Burma but now they are only in small parts of China and their area is getting smaller. Pandas now just cover a total area of 6,500 square kilometres compared to the area they used to cover. It is tiny. Pandas are now scared of humans and hide in their remaining bamboo forest.

WHY:.

Panda's main threat in survival is humans. People are being greedy. They are moving their way up the mountain not caring that they could be destroying homes of animals that some day may be extinct.