There are only 1864 wild pandas left in the world today. The Giant Panda habitat has been reduced to critical levels as less than 5% of their natural habitat area remains. The Giant Panda’s diet is 99% bamboo but human activity and natural disasters have destroyed much of their critical food source. To help ensure the survival of this endangered animal, China has established several Giant Panda Breeding Centers and Reserves. Pandas International also helps to supports the Chinese Panda Centers with incubators, medical equipment, vaccines, formula, GPS collars, bamboo reforestation, and more. Endangered means we have time – Extinction is FOREVER.
The biggest thinkers from around the world discuss the dangers of contaminating Mars through exploration. If the red planet is sterile, a human presence there would create no moral or ethical dilemmas on this front. But if life does exist on Mars, human explorers could easily lead to the extinction of Martian life.