In pursuant to the visit, China will now have a panda park (three times bigger than the Yellowstone Park) spanning 10,476 sq. miles. Once approved, this park aims to protect the giant pandas which had been downgraded from an “endangered species” to a “vulnerable” one by the IUCN in the year 2016.
The main aim of this proposed Panda Park is to create certain animal corridors and connect several existing habitats. According to the advisory of the Nature Conservancy, “it takes the long view, generally the pandas are doing well, but what they need in the future is connectivity.”