Chinese authorities have announced their plans to create a giant panda bear reservation, and in doing so they’ll be relocating thousand of people from the Sichuan province.
Upon completion, the Giant Panda National Park will cover 10,500 square miles. It will go across the Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanxi provinces.
Craig Hilton-Taylor, Head of the IUCN Red List, explained the plan.
“It’s all about restoring the habitats. Just by restoring the panda’s habitat, that’s given them back their space and made food available to them.”
The humans living in the area have posed a threat to the survival of the pandas, but there have been some conservation efforts in place to protect the bamboo groves that the pandas rely on for food.