BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- In recent years, China has seen notable growth in its wild animal population, a result of the country's continuous animal protection efforts.
According to a white paper titled "Biodiversity Conservation in China," the population of giant pandas in the wild has grown from 1,114 to 1,864 over the past four decades, while the Asian elephant population in the wild has grown from 180 in the 1980s to about 300 at present.
The country will continue to promote the peaceful co-existence of humans and wild animals. Measures will demarcate boundaries of wildlife habitats based on actual situations, improve animal habitats, and provide policy support.
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