The Law on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is set to be revised once again to further improve government measures to prevent vulnerable animal and plant species from becoming extinct.

Conservationists say they scored some victories in 2016, symbolized by the September announcement by the International Union for Conservation of Nature that the giant panda had been taken off the list of "endangered" animals and is now classified as "vulnerable," a less-threatening class. The population of wild giant pandas grew to 1,864 in 2014 from 1,596 in 2004.

However, the IUCN's Red List is still 82,954 items long, with 23,928 species "threatened with extinction."