• End Rabies for Red Pandas!

    RPN is committed to vaccinating dogs and reducing red panda mortality from rabies transmission in Nepal. Canine companions in Nepal are killing red pandas. According to BBC News, the future of 200 wildlife species is threatened by our planet’s estimated one billion domestic dogs. Some of these dogs are feral and free-ranging — Red Panda […]

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  • Press Release: Dayahang Rai: Red Panda Network Conservation Ambassador

    Read in Nepali Download a PDF of the Press Release Popular Nepali actor, director, and playwriter, Dayahang Rai, has joined Red Panda Network (RPN) as a conservation ambassador. Dayahang is one of Nepal’s acclaimed film stars. He will help us raise national awareness of this endangered species and a rising threat to their survival — […]

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  • The Road to Deurali: Building a Future for People and Red Pandas

    The people, stories and photos from the construction site of a center committed to alleviating poverty and sustainable living. It’s monsoon season in Nepal and the weather is oscillating between heavy rainfall and beaming sunlight. Twenty-three-year-old Phurba Gurung is finishing up his chores before he starts his ten-kilometer commute to work from the district headquarters […]

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  • Help the People Who Help Red Pandas

    RPN is on a mission to improve the health and livelihoods of local families while protecting the home of this endangered species. On the surface, buying household appliances and donating to red panda conservation have nothing to do with one another. But as a Red Panda Network (RPN) Panda Guardian, your monthly donation to our […]

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  • 12 Ways Red Pandas Are Unique (and Cute!)

    With International Red Panda Day 2020 only weeks away, it’s time to appreciate what we love about this unique species! 1. Red pandas are the only living creatures in their family — Ailuridae. Their name might lead you to think that the red panda’s closest relative is the giant panda, but studies show that they […]

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  • RPN Urges China to Upgrade Red Panda Conservation Status

    First revision of protected species list in 30 years provides unique opportunity. On Monday, a red panda was photographed eating cherries at Wawushan Nature Reserve in Meishan City of southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The visit was brief but delightful for the fortunate reserve staff who witnessed the animal eat and then retreat back into the […]

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  • Human Lives Transformed Through Red Panda Conservation

    They ​are the heart of our community-based initiatives in Nepal. This is the tale of three Forest Guardians. It starts with Bimala Moktan. Bimala was 24 when she joined Red Panda Network’s (RPN) national Forest Guardian (FG) team. Her uncle, Deu Prakash Tamang, had been an FG since 2006 and was among the first selected by […]

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  • Nim Sherpa—Red Panda Steward

    A woman in Nepal has some unexpected experiences that put her on a path to feeling better and environmental stewardship. Burning eyes. Headaches. Difficulty breathing.  These are some of the consequences of using traditional cooking stoves in poorly ventilated homes. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many people living in rural parts of the developing […]

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  • Press Release: Ten Red Pandas Collared in Nepal For Groundbreaking Study

    > Download a PDF of the Press Release Kathmandu, Nepal — Ten wild red pandas have been equipped with GPS-satellite collars in the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) Corridor: a belt of forest that connects protected areas in Nepal and India. This is Nepal’s first red panda GPS collar study. Led by the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department […]

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