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Bless you! Hilarious footage shows a giant panda sneezing 11 TIMES in a row - Daily Mail

A giant panda has amused thousands of web users after it was filmed sneezing non-stop while lying in its enclosure. The popular video was shared by People's Daily Online on its Facebook page and quickly gathered some 27,000 views. The black-and-white ...and more »

New IUCN guidelines to harmonize management in natural areas with multiple international designations - (press release)

New guidelines launched at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress aim to support the management of areas recognised simultaneously under several international designations, all of which have environmental conservation at their heart. The publication ...and more »

Eastern gorilla now critically endangered while giant panda situation improves - The Guardian

An eastern gorilla, the largest living primate, in Kahuzi-Biéga national park, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: FLPA/Rex/Shutterstock. Endangered species. Eastern gorilla now critically endangered while giant panda situation improves. Largest ...and more »

World's largest gorillas 'one step from going extinct' - Phys.Org

The world's largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are now critically endangered, officials said Sunday. With just 5,000 Eastern gorillas (Gorilla beringei ...and more »

Survey: Giant pandas no longer 'endangered' in China -

Decades of conservation work in China have paid off for the giant panda, whose status has been upgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable" owing to a population rebound, according to officials. The improvement for the giant panda was announced on Sunday ...and more »

Great ape species facing extinction -

Four out of six of our closest living ancestors listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 5th September 2016. Great ape species facing extinction (© Piper Mackay/Getty Images). Alexander McNamara. Editor - sciencefocus ...and more »

Giant Pandas, Symbol of Conservation, Are No Longer Endangered - National Geographic

Great apes, meanwhile, are plummeting toward extinction, an international group of conservation experts announced Sunday. Picture of a giant panda at Zoo Atlanta. View Images. A giant panda at Zoo Atlanta. The iconic black-and-white mammal is slowly ...and more »

Giant panda no longer 'endangered' but iconic species still at risk - WWF International

In a welcome piece of good news for the world's threatened wildlife, the giant panda has just been downgraded from 'Endangered' to 'Vulnerable' on the global list of species at risk of extinction, demonstrating how an integrated approach can help save ...and more »

The Giant Panda Is No Longer Endangered. It's 'Vulnerable.' - New York Times

The giant panda has long languished on the endangered species list, but an international monitoring group finally had some good news for it over the weekend. The pandas were removed from the endangered list, along with the Tibetan antelope. But the ...and more »

Pandas removed from international endangered list, but China says they still face serious threat - Los Angeles Times

A leading international group has taken the giant panda off its endangered list thanks to decades of conservation efforts, but China's government discounted the move Monday, saying it did not view the status of the country's beloved symbol as any less ...and more »