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NAIROBI,Mar.1,Chinadaily - African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on Saturday welcomed a move by Chinese government to impose a one-year ban on imports of African ivory carvings.

AWF CEO Patrick Bergin said in a statement released in Nairobi that they "welcome this positive step", and calls on China to consider an outright ban on all ivory trade in the country.

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CHINA, Mar.1, China.org.cn - Giant pandas, considered a 'national treasure' in China, are extremely endangered. As the only country home to giant pandas, China began to protect them in the 1960s. How many of them are left? A new national survey sheds some light on the question.

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The survey showed that by the end of 2013, the population of wild giant pandas across the country reached 1864, an increase of 16.8% percent from the last survey ten years ago.

Do all giant pandas live in zoos?

The answer is no, more and more are being detected in the wild.

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PILIPPINES, Mar.2, Xinhua - A grand flower float parade was held at the Flower Festival in Baguio City, the Philippines on March 1, 2015.

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Photo taken on March 1, 2015 shows a flower float during a grand flower float parade at the Flower Festival in Baguio City, the Philippines. (Xinhua/Roel Zaragoza)

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CHINA,Mar.2,China Daily - China will continue its efforts to protect giant pandas by expanding nature reserves and forbidding all kinds of construction and development in their habitats and surrounding areas.

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The wild panda population is fragmented into 33 isolated populations.[JIN SILIU/CHINA DAILY]

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BEIJING, Mar.1 - 2015 Campaign on World Wildlife Day was organized by State Forestry Administration in Beijing on March 1, 2015. The theme of this campaign is “Protecting wild fauna and flora,building a beautiful homeland”, which aims to make protecting wild fauna and flora as new normal, and lead more and more people participate into the protection work.

Highlight3.2 Campaign_on_World_Wildlife_Day_held_by_State_Forestry_Administration2015 Campaign on World Wildlife Day was held at elephant square of Beijing zoo.

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