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. Find Out More 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. Take Action Discover Red Panda Country Experience the majesty and culture of the Himalayas on this journey to one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Explore RPN's Ecotrips 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 Learn About RPN's Conservation Programs Thank You to Our Top Supporters: Visit our partners page to see who else is supporting red panda conservation.