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Why does the World Wildlife Fund logo feature a panda?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 08 Nov '09 06:14 pm
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The giant panda is the rarest member of the bear family and among the worlds most threatened animals. It is universally loved, and has a special significance for WWF as it has been the organization's logo since 1961, the year WWF was founded.

Today, the giant panda's future remains uncertain. As China's economy continues rapidly developing, this bamboo-eating member of the bear family faces a number of threats. Its forest habitat, in the mountainous areas of southwest China, is increasingly fragmented by roads and railroads. Habitat loss continues to occur outside of protected areas, while poaching remains an ever-present threat.

Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in a tree. Wolong Panda Reserve, Sichuan Province, China.
Bernard DE WETTER / WWF-Canon

Great strides have been made in recent years to conserve the giant pandas. By 2005, the Chinese government had established over 50 panda reserves, protecting more than 2.5 million acres - over 45 percent of remaining giant pan ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 08 Nov '09 06:21 pm

 
  
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The population of Pandas has dipped to a few thousands. The WWF in order to portray that it works for the welfare of animals has used panda as he logo to highlight their cause.
Answered by manoj thakur, 09 Nov '09 11:18 am

 
  
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Worlds most threatened animals
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 08 Nov '09 06:26 pm

 
  
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Because it is on the brink of extinction.
It is a reminder that we should conserve our wildlife.
Answered by mohanbirsingh ghura, 08 Nov '09 06:20 pm

 
  
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