RPN Supports Nepal’s First Red Panda Conservation Action Plan

Red Panda Network (RPN) is providing key support for Nepal’s first red panda conservation action plan. The Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) of the Government of Nepal has launched a five-year (2019-2023) “Red Panda Conservation Action Plan for Nepal” to boost efforts to conserve red pandas in the wild. This is Nepal’s first of…

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Red Panda Conservation Creates Ripples Among Rural Communities

RPN responds to poverty with multi-tiered programs that strengthen local economies while supporting people in achieving sustainable lives.  Communities are unable to prioritize conservation when they are preoccupied with the struggle to meet their basic needs. For the under-resourced people of Eastern Nepal, this struggle is real as they face inadequate access to resources—such as clean drinking…

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Stop the Trade: Kickoff in Western Nepal

RPN has launched the largest and most comprehensive effort to stop the illegal red panda trade. We kicked off this campaign on September 11th in Western Nepal with a two-day Wildlife Crime Control workshop in Jajarkot district. On Saturday, September 15th—International Red Panda Day—we organized the same event in Jumla district. 50 people participated in…

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Red Pandas Rescued By Norden’s Ark

RPN receives support to construct a center committed to alleviating poverty and ensuring a sustainable future for people and red pandas.  For nearly 12 years, RPN has been working with the communities of Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) corridor in Eastern Nepal to conserve red pandas and their habitat. During this time, we have identified the most prevalent…

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The Future of Red Panda Conservation

How we are fostering a new generation of red panda conservationists in Nepal. Red Panda Network (RPN) knows how important young people are to the future of red pandas. This is why we are working with 29 schools in the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) corridor of Eastern Nepal to foster environmental stewardship among students.  Our efforts include…

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Free-Roaming Dogs: a Major Threat to Red Pandas

On a daily basis, red pandas face an uphill battle for survival. They are threatened by habitat destruction and fragmentation, illegal poaching, haphazard development work, and untimely weather affecting the flowering of their primary food source, bamboo. Another threat has emerged: numerous free-roaming dogs within the red panda habitat, and they appear to be triggering…

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Conservation Firsthand: A Look at Ecotrips with the Red Panda Network

What better way to experience conservation in action than to travel to the Himalayas on an ecotrip with the Red Panda Network? These excursions provide participants the chance to not only witness red panda conservation, but also to explore Nepalese culture first-hand. This month, we caught up with two former ecotrippers to ask them about…

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Top 5 Reasons to Love Red Panda Mothers!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Red Panda Network as we pay our respect to the planet’s best mothers: red panda moms! Red pandas are an endangered species and red panda infant mortality is high. Habitat loss, deforestation, human disruptions, natural predators and illegal poaching all threaten the future of red pandas. But red panda mothers do their part to…

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