My endangered wildlife paintings are included in a special category to provide updated information about the protective support that is currently underway by major wildlife conservation partners.

Giant Panda - Karen Conger Fine Art
Giant Panda Panache
(Soft Pastel, Colored Pencil, Ink)

The title could also be “Munch Munch Munch.”

The information below is from the official websites of National Geographic, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (Please see Artist’s Disclaimer at bottom.)

PROTECTING GIANT PANDAS

National Geographic

Wild pandas live only in remote, mountainous regions in central China. Improved conservation efforts and better survey methods show an increase in the wild panda population. Hundreds more pandas live in breeding centers and zoos, where they are always among the most popular attractions. Much of what we know about pandas comes from studying these zoo animals, because their wild cousins are so rare and elusive.

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

Giant Panda: Population is increasing – Vulnerable (2016)

Red Panda: Population in decline – Endangered (2015)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Wild giant pandas are found in the mountains of central China in dense bamboo and coniferous forests at altitudes of 5,000 to 10,000 feet. Driven nearly to extinction by habitat loss and poaching, these elusive and secretive mammals are among the rarest in the world, with only an estimated 1,800 remaining in the wild.

The low reproductive rate of giant pandas makes them more vulnerable to threats and extinction. China has established a system of nature reserves to protect the species’ forested mountain habitat, and implements conservation and captive breeding programs to protect populations in the wild and to ensure a stable population of giant pandas in captivity.

Title: Giant Panda Panache

(Soft Pastel, Colored Pencil, Ink)

Reference photo for this artwork is from pixabay.com.

Artist’s Disclaimer
Endangered wildlife descriptions are from various official websites such as WCN wildnet.org (Wildlife Conservation Network) and/or WildAid.org. These external links are provided for your convenience and I do not receive any remuneration or other form of compensation for the endangered species art I produce and highlight on my fine art website. I personally donate to WCN and WildAid but I am not endorsing either of them and I am not responsible or liable for any information provided by their websites or your use of their websites. Any fees associated with the use or participation in these sites are the sole responsibility of the user. Views or opinions expressed on their sites do not necessarily reflect my opinion and I am not responsible or liable for the content on their sites. Users should take appropriate precautions to minimize risks from viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other forms of malware. Users should also familiarize themselves with the external websites’ privacy policies and other terms of use, including any collection or use of personally identifiable information. Thank you.