"Loggers in China Destroying Parts of Panda Sanctuary: Greenpeace"

"Loggers in China's southwest are destroying sanctuaries home to endangered giant pandas, environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday, defying efforts by conservationists and tougher forestry regulations.

Logging of more than 3,200 acres (1,295 hectares) of natural forest has threatened the habitats of rare plants and animals in the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, Greenpeace found during a two-year investigation.

The sanctuaries are a UNESCO World Heritage site."

Megha Rajagopalan reports for Reuters October 21, 2015.

Source: Reuters, 10/21/2015