You understand that at the National Marine Aquarium we are all about the ocean and its conservation. So any good conservation news is music to our ears! So after a long battle the Giant Panda has been declared as no longer an endangered species! Over the past decade the numbers have appeared to have risen by nearly 17 percent in the wild. There are now around 2,000 outside of captivity.
Pandas have been the poster child for conservation around the world. The “WWF” logo is itself a panda and now we have a victory that clearly shows conservation can work and isn’t an uphill battle of inevitability. Now the land has its win we’re going to try even harder for the populace to look at the ocean. We support all forms of conservational projects in the ocean such as protecting scalloped hammerhead sharks with the Zoological Society of London. Other notable foundations include the Marine Megafauna foundation and the Galapagos Conservation Trust.
If you’d like to find out more visit our grants page or visit us today! We have an area dedicated to these projects in our Jawsome exhibit.