CHINA, Mar.1, - 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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NAIROBI, Feb. 27, Xinhua - Kenya's wildlife agency has teamed up with conservation organizations to hold a week-long festival starting this Saturday to raise awareness of wildlife protection among the public and celebrate the country's wealth and natural heritage in wildlife.

First of its kind, the Kenya Wildlife Festival, hosted by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), will be held from Feb. 28 to March 3 -- the World Wildlife Day.

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