WWF has released its latest assessment in a running series called Wildlife and Climate Change. WWF is working to better understand how our changing climate impacts biodiversity, and altering our conservation strategies accordingly. We are assessing our priority species to determine traits that make them resilient or vulnerable to changes in climate, and recommend climate-adaptive management strategies based on our findings.
This report features the giant panda, one of WWF's priority species.
Giant pandas have a small population size, long generation time, low reproductive rate, and feed almost exclusively on bamboo, all of which make them less able to adapt to a changing climate. Explore these and other traits which make giant pandas vulnerable to climate change, as well as recommended climate-adaptive management strategies.