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China disputes removal of giant panda from international group’s endangered species list

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
he International Union for Conservation of Nature said China's efforts have successfully increased the number of giant pandas living in the wild and reclassified the species as "vulnerable," but Chinese authorities said they would continue to treat it as endangered.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.