The winners of the sixth annual Giant Panda Global Awards were revealed today at the Official Award Ceremony at Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen.
The Giant Panda Global Awards are organized by www.GiantPandaGlobal.com, a website about the giant pandas around the world, to promote the important panda conservation work in China and abroad.
Panda fans from around the world were invited to vote for their favorite pandas, people and institutions from January 18 until February 10, 2019.
303.496 votes were registered during the one-month online voting in 15 categories. The highest number of voters came from China, the United States of America, Indonesia, Austria, Germany, France, Finland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Russia and Denmark.
Below you can find the list of the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in the 15 categories.
There are only 1.864 giant pandas left in the wild. The captive population today exists of 548 individuals. The work of the Chinese panda experts on ex-situ and in-situ panda conservation is a sign that there is hope for this endangered species and for many others. The giant panda is a real ambassador for wildlife and many other species benefit from the efforts that are made in the panda conservation field.
I would like to congratulate all winners and thank all voters who have supported the Giant Panda Global Awards, an event created to promote panda conservation, education and research activities.
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Steffen Freiling Photography