In the spring of 2016, Toyota pledged to help the IUCN identify conservation risks of at least 28,000 species. Before the end of the summer, breaking news proved how important IUCN assessments are to world conservation.

A recent population assessment showed the Giant Panda is no longer Endangered.

According to IUCN standards, the Giant Panda's population in the wild is stable enough to qualify for "Vulnerable" status. It is still at risk, but for now, numbers are increasing thanks to global conservation efforts.

However, with this good news comes more reason than ever before to drive an eco-friendly car with high gas mileage and low emissions. The IUCN predicts that climate change will reverse all of the gains made for the panda in the past two decades, by destroying up to 35 percent of bamboo forests in China.

Don't just buy a new car. Take a stand against climate change with an efficient hybrid from our new inventory at Lithia Toyota of Klamath Falls.

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