Pandas' Population in China

State Forestry Administration of China found that the number of giant panda in the wild has increased from eleven hundred in 1988 to more than sixteen hundred today. This number excludes young giant pandas under eighteen months old. According to Zhoo, "More than ninety per cent of giant pandas have been protected in sixty nature reserves for the species. The main wildlife habitats and wetlands are under sound conservation in China thanks to the consistent efforts of the government has made. By the end of last year, the forestry authority has established fifteen hundred and thirty eight nature reserves."