The First Panda

Red pandas are not related to giant pandas and were discovered 50 years earlier!
They are important indicators of the vibrant forests in the Eastern Himalayas.
Red pandas are the only living member of their taxonomic family.

September 21, 2019

Join us for International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2019 as an expected 100,000 visitors, at more than 80 zoos worldwide, learn about red pandas and help us create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible in a single day.

Help us to protect red pandas and their habitat.

Experience the Himalayas; a biodiversity hotspot.

Symbolically adopt a red panda

The global red panda population has declined by 50% over the last 20 years.

There may be as few as 2,500 remaining in the wild.

Red Panda on the Snow

Red Panda Network is the world leader in red panda conservation.
We conserve wild red pandas and their habitat through:

  • Research & Monitoring

  • Policy & Advocacy

  • Community-based Conservation

  • Education & Outreach

  • Sustainable Livelihoods

Panda Guardians

Keep Red Pandas from Extinction!

Give monthly and join the team committed to sustainable red panda conservation initiatives.

The first female FG in Eastern Nepal - Menuka Bhattarai.

Thank You to Our Top Supporters:

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Svenska Postkod Lotteriet
Rainforest Trust
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Fondation Segré

Visit our partners page to see who else is supporting red panda conservation.