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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Stories from Red Panda Range: Dawa Sherpa

Dawa Lakpa Sherpa is a 32-year-old resident of Dobato, Ilam of Eastern Nepal and homestay operator. Besides homestay hosting, his source of income includes vegetable farming and medicinal plant cultivation. Dawa is educated and is a natural leader—qualities that make him a prime candidate for civic duty. It is not surprising that local people elected…

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Rhinos and Red Pandas

In December last year, 26 homestay owners in Nepal discussed best practices in ecotourism. Their dialogue highlighted the importance of all actors in conservation and community. What do rhinos and red pandas have in common? Nothing much, apart from the fact that they are both mammals and vertebrates. Rhinos, or Rhinoceros, is one of five…

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Experience Red Pandas at Paradise Park – Cornwall

Whether holding a raffle to raise money to adopt a red panda or supporting programs that address deforestation in red panda territory, donors near and far help Red Panda Network (RPN) carry out its mission to save red pandas and their habitat every day. One such donor has taken a creative approach to red panda…

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Red Panda Ecotrips Expanded!

We are very excited to announce the expansion of our Red Panda Ecotrip program! We are now offering nine Ecotrips a year, and have added several new destinations including Taplejung, Ghyangphedi, Choyatar and Thumke. This means there are more opportunities than ever to see the red panda in its native habitat and experience the natural…

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The Forgotten Panda

Many photographers take great pains to compose the perfect photo. But few, perhaps, go to the lengths Red Panda Network board member Axel Gebauer took to photograph and film one of the world’s most elusive animals: the red panda. Breathtaking shots of lush forests, unspoiled rivers and the Himalayan skyline belie the hard work that…

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Improved Cookstoves for Red Panda Stewards

In a tiny village near the Nepal-India border, a small innovation in cooking methods is making a big difference in the lives of red pandas and the people who share their home. With the help of Red Panda Network, families in Dobate, a settlement of 11 households in Ilam district, began using metal cookstoves in…

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