April 2001

April 5. 2001

The way to panda extinction may be paved with good intentions, a Michigan State study published in Science shows.

Panda habitat is being destroyed quicker inside the world's most high-profile protected nature reserve than in adjacent areas of China that are not protected. Moreover, the rates of destruction were higher after the reserve was established than before the reserve's creation, says Jianguo Liu, an associate professor of fisheries and wildlife at MSU.

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