Zoologists have long saving the giant panda from the brink of extinction as a conservation success story. For decades, the panda has the "poster animal" for all endangered species. It is even on the logo of the World Wildlife Fund. The International Union for Conservation of Nature it from the endangered species list in 2016, although it "vulnerable". Many conservationists are now this has at a cost to other mammals, especially those sharing its habitat. A study in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution that the leopard, snow leopard, wolf and Asian wild dog have almost from the majority of areas in which the giant panda .
Researcher Professor Sheng Li, from Peking University, the efforts to the giant panda but this has come at the expense of some of China's larger, carnivorous mammals. Since panda conservation areas were in the 1960s, Asian wild dogs have from 95% of protected reserves, leopards from 81%, wolves from 77%, and snow leopards from 38%. Professor Li said his findings " the insufficiency of giant panda conservation for protecting these large carnivore species". However, he : "Failing to these large carnivore species does not the power of the giant panda as an umbrella that has effectively many other species."