China will relocate more than 170 thousand people for the sake of saving pandas

China continues active measures to increase the number of large pandas. Earlier this year, the PRC government decided to establish in the southwest of China another national park of large pandas. For this, more than 172 thousand people will be resettled. The park with a total area of 27,134 sq. Km will be located in the provinces of Sichuan, Gansu (Southwest China) and Shaanxi (Northwestern China).

Recall that according to the latest data, the population of wild large pandas in the Middle Kingdom is 1864 individuals, and in captivity lives another 471 pandas.