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Giant Panda as the rarest member of the bear family

Giant Panda as the rarest member of the bear family
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StampNews.com got to know that Malaysia Post is to release a set of two stamps to support International Cooperative Project On Giant Panda. The issue will be unveiled and put into circulation on the 25th of February.

Despite their exalted status and relative lack of natural predators, pandas are endangered. Severe threats from humans have left fewer than 1,600 pandas in the wild, according to a 2004 survey. A census of the wild panda population is undertaken every 10 years.

With support from the Chinese government and guidance from national and provincial leaders, the Chengdu Panda Base has launched the "International Long ‒ term Cooperative Project of Giant Panda Breeding". This collaborative research effort focuses on giant panda breeding, ethology, protection, and education jointly with Japan, the United States, Spain, and France.

15 successfully ‒ bred giant pandas resulted from this work, the largest number of panda cubs produced through international cooperative projects in giant panda breeding to date.

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