Sponsor a Forest Guardian
Forest Guardians are the key to the future of red panda: they work within their own communities to create a Community Forest Network, which empowers local people to protect their forests. They monitor and protect red panda habitat, as well as educate communities.
Over the last two years, our national team has increased from 54 to 73 members who work in the PIT Red Panda Protected Forest of Eastern Nepal. Now we are expanding our community conservation programs to Western Nepal where red pandas are unprotected and face local extinction.
Support our Forest Guardian program:
There are two ways to support forest guardians:
A. Join our Panda Guardian team!
Give monthly and provide direct support to our Forest Guardian team. *Current 2018 team at bottom of page.
B. Sponsor a Forest Guardian!
Your Forest Guardian sponsorship not only helps protect the red panda but it supports a family at the same time.
Sponsors will receive:
$50 – $200: Official sponsorship certificate
$200 – $500: Official sponsorship certificate & acknowledgment on website
$500 + Official sponsorship certificate, a personal thank-you letter from Forest Guardian, website acknowledgment
Ashok Basnet is 68 years old and is the chairperson of Sayapatri Community Forest. He is also very passionate about wildlife conservation and is an RPN Forest Guardians. Having spent much of his life among the local forests and wildlife, he is an expert on Himalayan biodiversity.
“I feel pleasure and a sense of satisfaction being in the forest. I have been protecting forest for many years. However, I didn’t have proper technical knowledge for a long time. Now—as a Forest Guardian with RPN—my capacity, knowledge and skills are very developed.” Ashok is now regarded as the conservation guru among his community and is immediately consulted when anyone has concerns related to the forest or wildlife.
Current Forest Guardian Sponsorships
Bishal Gurung sponsored for 1 year at $1,000 level by Cumbria Zoo Company Limited in honor of Safari Zoo on September 11th, 2018.
Shyam Tiwari sponsored for 1 year at $500 level by Hans Sigg on June 27th, 2018.
Bhakti Hang Limbu sponsored for 1 year at $1000 level by Zoo d’Asson on June 10, 2018
Bimala Moktan sponsored for 1 year at $500 level by Michael Nelson in honor of Mhari Lawson on February 23rd, 2018
Dipa Rai sponsored for 1 year at $500 level by Beatrice Potter on February 13th, 2018
Surya Dulal sponsored for 1 year at $1,000 level by John Ball Zoo on December 28th, 2017
Menuka Bhattarai sponsored for 1 year at $1,500 level by John Ball Zoo on December 28th, 2017
Damber Dhoj Rai sponsored for 1 year at $500 level by Beatrice Potter on December 20th, 2017
Lal Bahadur Khabas sponsored for 1 year at $225 level by Rebecca Snyder on December 12th, 2017
Lal Bahadur Khabas sponsored for 1 year at $360 level by Abigail Carbon on October 27th, 2017
Narendra Kumar Rai sponsored for 1 year at $360 level by Beatrice Potter on February 1st, 2017
Donors by Monthly Giving Level
|$50 & $100||$25–$30||$14–$20||$10||$5-$9|
David Emily Grieson
Marie Therese Kristine Moen
Alfredo Soler Carracedo
George caroline Anderson
Elisa Ochoa Ponce
Emily Gorham Massey
Lisa Marie Izquierdo
Mary Ann Lana
Ole & Vanessa Gresing
Michele & Dylan Fryer