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Progress for Pandas

Published: Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

For more than two decades, Spartan researchers have worked toward improving the plight of the panda in China. Led by MSU's Jianguo "Jack" Liu, the results include policy change and sweeping conservation efforts that help protect not only pandas, but also people and the planet.

But the work is far from finished. Liu, an internationally renowned panda expert and director of MSU's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, says as much as we want to do a victory dance, the need to continue to understand and address potential threats to both people and pandas must continue. "Other wildlife species share a lot of common issues in terms of interaction with people, so the lessons we have learned are important for future conservation worldwide," says Liu.

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