• Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Highlights Need to Stop Illegal Trade of Red Pandas and Other Wildlife

    As humanity continues to endure COVID-19, RPN bolsters efforts to stop the illegal red panda trade and to protect pangolins. We love introducing more people to red pandas. They are incredibly intelligent, whimsical, and cute animals. But as red panda popularity has risen, so has poaching; whether they’re killed for their furs, or captured to […]

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  • Shelter from the Storm: How Red Panda Protection Can Help Other Species in Decline

    Red pandas aren’t the largest in their class, but these nocturnal Asian mammals about the size of a house cat are big indicators of the health of their habitat. Listed as “endangered” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, red pandas are what conservationists call an “umbrella species.” […]

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  • Press Release: Ecotrip travelers see increasing numbers of red pandas in Nepal.

    Download the full press release here. Good news can be hard to come by for people working to save threatened and endangered species. That’s why the Red Panda Network (RPN) is delighted to share some heartening news worth celebrating: In 2019, there was a record-high number of red pandas seen on RPN’s ecotrip to Nepal.  […]

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  • “Winging” It for Red Pandas

    Jason’s passion for red pandas is boundless as he takes to the skies to save them. Like many Red Panda Network (RPN) supporters, Jason Phelan has a fondness for red pandas. Their cuteness and vulnerability led him to first adopt one more than 20 years ago at Dudley Zoological Gardens in the West Midlands, England, […]

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  • Help RPN Plant A Red Panda Home!

    Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! We need your help to restore critical red panda habitat in Nepal. This holiday season your donations to the Red Panda Network (RPN) will go directly towards Plant A Red Panda Home, an RPN conservation campaign to reverse the biggest threat to red pandas—habitat loss due to deforestation. Thanks to our First […]

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  • International Red Panda Day 2019

    On International Red Panda Day’s 10-year anniversary, record numbers of participants raise funds and awareness for red pandas worldwide. September 21st is the 10-year anniversary of International Red Panda Day (IRPD) and we couldn’t have reached this major milestone without your support! Thank you for making this day of red panda awareness, educational outreach, and […]

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  • Raising Red Pandas: It Takes a Village—and a Plan

    ‘Tis the season for red panda babies. As summer in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, zoos remain on watch for another year of successful red panda births. In late April, Birmingham (Ala.) Zoo announced that its red panda Sorrel is pregnant. The news comes a year after zoos around the world welcomed red panda kits: brothers […]

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  • Shouldering the Burden of Conservation: Why We All Should Be Visiting Our Local Zoos

    If you are paying any sort of attention lately, you probably know that plastic, while convenient, is not the best for our planet. Maybe you have opted for reusable grocery bags and given up one-time use straws. Maybe you carry one of those fancy water bottles (my friends at work deck theirs out with super […]

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  • Thousands Celebrate 9th Annual International Red Panda Day

    Communities throughout Nepal observed International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2018 with speech competitions, art activities and film viewings. Taking place every year on the third Saturday of September, IRPD is a day to not only celebrate the red panda but also to educate people about red pandas and the threats to their survival. In the […]

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