China unveils first Giant Panda channel
China Network Television has launched an internet channel ipanda.com dedicated to the conservation of Giant Panda. The website will show live 24-hour high-definition (HD) Internet broadcasts of the daily activities of the 80 endangered Pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of the Giant Panda Breeding in the southwest Sichuan Province which is China’s premier panda breeding facility. Documentaries and a 30-minute panda-themed programme will also be broadcast everyday on the site ipanda.com.
What is the status of Giant Pandas?
Giant Pandas are one of the world’s most endangered species. About 1,600 pandas live in the wild, mostly in the mountains of Sichuan, while more than 300 live in captivity.