CHENGDU, November 9, Xinhua -- China plans to release one giant panda into the wild from a national nature reserve in southwest China's Sichuan Province at the end of the year.

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GUANGZHOU, September 21, Xinhua -- A baby giant panda was born at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province on July 12. It made its first public appearance on Thursday. It weighs more than 3 kilograms and grows well.

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XI'AN, September 15, Xinhua -- Forestry authorities in China's northwestern Shaanxi Province have recently launched an ecological corridor program that is designed to connect fragmented habitats of giant pandas to promote the gene flow between the wild population.

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SHAANXI, September 11, Xinhua -- Qizai belongs to a subspecies that are more commonly referred to as Qinling pandas in reference to the isolated Qinling Mountains where they have been spotted.

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BEIJING, August 16, Xinhua -- China has made significant progress in saving the giant panda thanks to continuous efforts to restore the habitat of the rare species and improve their population and genetic diversity, an official said on Thursday.

"The endangered status of the giant panda was further eased," Yang Chao, an official of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, said at a press conference.

The country has 1,864 wild giant pandas, up from 1,114 decades ago, and the number of natural reserves jumped to 67 from 15. The habitat nearly doubled to 2.58 million hectares.

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