Reassessing the conservation status of the giant panda using remote sensing.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The conservation status of the iconic giant panda is a barometer of global conservation efforts. The IUCN Red List has downgraded the panda's extinction risk from "endangered" to "vulnerable". Newly obtained, detailed GIS and remotely sensed data applied consistently over the last four decades show that panda habitat covered less area and was more fragmented in 2013 than in 1988 when the species was listed as endangered.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xu, W; Viña, A; Kong, L; Pimm, SL; Zhang, J; Yang, W; Xiao, Y; Zhang, L; Chen, X; Liu, J; Ouyang, Z

Published Date

  • November 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1635 - 1638

PubMed ID

  • 28963522

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2397-334X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2397-334X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/s41559-017-0317-1


  • eng