by Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 8 April 2014

While this scene may look like 1,600 pandas storming the streets of Taiwan in a plot to subdue its citizens with their overflowing fluffiness, it actually has a sad story behind it. Called the ‘Pandas World Tour’, the paper-mache pandas were conceived by the WWF in 2008 and created by French artist Paulo Grangeon in an attempt to raise awareness about the endangered status of this adorable species.

Each of the 1,600 sculptures represents a panda that still roams in the quickly-disappearing wilderness, giving us a clear picture of how few of these creatures are left and of the little time we have remaining to save them.

You can see more photos of the event via photographer Wilson Sun’s Flickr account.

Via Kuriositas