China Pledges $230 Million to Protect Biodiversity

China Pledges $230 Million to Protect Biodiversity

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer At a UN conference in Kunming, China, President Xi Jinping set aside $230 million to form a fund that preserves biodiversity in developing countries. This announcement was made at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity talks (COP15) which are dedicated to preserving delicate ecosystems and preventing plants and animals […]

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One Cool Thing: Pandas No Longer Endangered

One Cool Thing: Pandas No Longer Endangered

Chinese conservation officials have announced that giant pandas are no longer endangered. Their status has been downgraded to “vulnerable,” and the international conservation community is celebrating. “Thanks to decades of collaboration between the Chinese government, local communities, companies, and NGOs, the giant panda’s future is more secure,” said Colby Loucks, WWF’s Vice President for Wildlife […]

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