The giant panda is no longer listed as an endangered species

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The giant panda has downgraded from 'endangered' to 'vulnerable', according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The IUCN officially changed the pandas status on the Red List of Endangered Species. It had been categorized as 'endangered' since 1990.

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The IUCN reported the giant panda population rose 17% from 2004 to 2014, thanks to an increase in available habitat in China.

The 1988, Wildlife Protection Law was enacted to ban poaching and provide the highest protected status to the panda.

Since 1992, the creation of a panda reserve system has created 67 reserves in China that protect 67% of the population.

Giant pandas found a home at zoos around the world, thanks to the partnerships between China and conservation organizations.

In August, Washington D.C.'s National Zoo celebrated Tian Tian's 19th birthday. Tian Tian was originally born in China and his half-sister Bai Yun lives at the San Diego Zoo.

At Zoo Atlanta Lun Lun, also originally from China, gave birth to her second set of twins in September.

The Chinese government's forest protection efforts are working, but climate change remains a threat to the pandas bamboo habitat.

The conservation of pandas is still very important, there are only 1,864 left in the wild.

Click through the gallery to see adorable giant panda triplets:

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One month old Panda triples receive a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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One of the one month old Panda triples receives a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Two of the one month old Panda triples receives a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
One of the one month old Panda triples receives a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
One of the one month old Panda triples receives a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
One-month-old triplet panda cubs receive a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
One month old Panda triples rest as they receive a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
One of the one month old Panda triples receives a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Panda cub Bao Bao hangs from a tree in her habitat at the National Zoo in Washington on her first birthday, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The National Zoo is celebrating with a traditional 'Zhuazhou' ceremony, a Chinese birthday tradition symbolizing long life. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Panda cub Bao Bao climbs onto her birthday cake at the National Zoo in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. To celebrate, the cub got a cake made from frozen fruit juice and other treats like pears and apples. Bao Bao is only the second panda born at the zoo to survive to her first birthday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Panda cub Bao Bao hangs from a tree in her habitat at the National Zoo in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Today marks her first birthday and the zoo is marking the event with a traditional 'Zhuazhou' ceremony, a Chinese birthday tradition symbolizing long life to mark the event. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Panda cub Bao Bao with her birthday cake at the National Zoo in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Today marks her first birthday and the zoo is marking the event with a traditional 'Zhuazhou' ceremony, a Chinese birthday tradition symbolizing long life to mark the event. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Panda cub Bao Bao, right, and her mother Mei Xiang, left, are seen in their habitat at the National Zoo in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Today marks Bao Bao's first birthday and the the zoo is marking the event with a traditional 'Zhuazhou' ceremony, a Chinese birthday tradition symbolizing long life to mark the event. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Panda cub Bao Bao, bottom, and her mother Mei Xiang, top, are seen in their habitat at the National Zoo in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Today marks Bao Bao first birthday and the the zoo is marking the event with a traditional 'Zhuazhou' ceremony, a Chinese birthday tradition symbolizing long life to mark the event. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Panda cub Bao Bao is seen in her habitat at the National Zoo in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Today marks her first birthday and the the zoo is marking the event with a traditional 'Zhuazhou' ceremony, a Chinese birthday tradition symbolizing long life to mark the event. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
KUNMING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 04: A giant panda eats moon cakes at Yunnan Wild Animal Park on September 4, 2014 in Kunming, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 8 this year. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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