Na­tional parks for pan­das planned

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

The provin­cial forestry depart­ment an­nounced plans to build three na­tional parks to bet­ter pro­tect the en­dan­gered panda. Three ar­eas— Baox­ing and Lushan coun­ties of Ya’an, Pingwu county ofMianyang and Chengdu city— have made plans to ap­ply for the es­tab­lish­ment of na­tional parks. Only 1,864 gi­ant pan­das live in the wild, mostly in Sichuan and Shaanxi prov­inces.

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