The online voting for the Giant Panda Global Awards 2017 has been opened today.
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 are invited to vote for their favorite pandas, people and institutions until January 21, 2018.
I am sharing my passion for the giant panda since the launch of my first giant panda website in October 2000. Our online experiences, the giant panda conservation program and the world have changed so much over the past years.
We want the Giant Panda Global Awards to draw attention to the enormous successful giant panda conservation efforts that have been made in the past and to the future needs to protect this iconic animal.
www.GiantPandaGlobal.com contains much interesting information about the giant panda, it’s natural habitat, the protected areas where they live in the wild, their neighbors, the reintroduction program, the breeding centers, the zoos and animal parks around the world with giant pandas.
There are only 1.864 giant pandas left in the wild. The captive population today exists of 520 individuals. The work of the Chinese panda experts on ex-situ and in-situ panda conservation is a sign that there is hope for vulnerable and endangered species.
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.
The State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SFA) has made enormous efforts for the giant panda protection work. The international collaboration between CAZG (Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens), CWCA (China Wildlife Conservation Association) and their national and foreign partners has resulted in many scientific breakthroughs over the past years.
The Giant Panda Global Awards were created to promote panda conservation, education and research activities. It is the time of the year to reward organisations and individuals who are making a difference in panda conservation.
The Online Voting on www.GiantPandaGlobalAwards.com will stay open until January 21, 2018.
Temporary results (mid-terms) will be released on Friday January 5, 2018.
The Gold, Silver & Bronze Winners will be announced one week before Spring Festival Eve, at the official Award Ceremony on Thursday February 8, 2018.
Zoo Berlin has been selected as the location to host this year’s Award Ceremony.
More info about the Award Ceremony will follow in the next month.