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Efforts to save the giant panda, commonly a symbol for conservation, are paying off: the iconic China’s wild panda is no longer endangered.

In the past 10 years Panda’s population grew nearly 17 percent—to 1,864 pandas.

But wait, there’s more! China’s Sichuan province government has secured $1.58 billion in funding over the next five years for a planned Giant Panda National Park, three times the size of the U.S. Yellowstone National Park.

Source: AP News