Malaysian post issued a set of stamps featuring Giant Panda to commemorate International Cooperative Project On Giant Panda.
The giant panda is a rare and beloved animal that only inhabits the six major mountain ranges in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces of China. With a population of less than 2000, the species is included on the endangered list by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and is protected by China’s Wildlife Protective Law as the special-class protected animal.
Giant pandas are appreciated and cherished by humans the world over; their familiar black and white faces and rounded ears endearing them to children and adults alike. Because of its prominent scientific research value, endangered status, and delightful viewing value, the giant panda is considered a national treasure of China. Though small in number, giant pandas have visited many countries and served as envoys of friendship from China to the world.
With support from the Chinese government and guidance from national and provincial leaders, the Chengdu Panda Base has launched the “International Long-term Cooperative Project of Giant Panda Breeding.” This collaborative research effort focuses on giant panda breeding, ethology, protection, and education jointly with Japan, the United States, Spain, and France. 15 successfully-bred giant pandas resulted from this work, the largest number of panda cubs produced through international cooperative projects in giant panda breeding to date.
Title: International Cooperative Project On Giant Panda
Date of Issue: 25 February 2015
Denominations: 70 sen x 2, MS – RM 8.00