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.
Forest Guardians (FGs) are local people who are paid to monitor and protect red panda habitat, as well as educate communities. The payment they receive supports their families and their experience as an FG helps them build capacity for sustainable income and environmental stewardship. RPN has 74 FGs in the PIT Red Panda Protected Forest in Eastern Nepal and 12 in our new project area in Western Nepal.
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
Ram Kumar is a motivated youth of Patmara village of Jumla district, Western Nepal.
He has been an RPN forest guardian for last five months. During this time he has enhanced his capacity for red panda monitoring, red panda tracking and anti-poaching investigation. Ram has also inspired local villagers, schools’ children regarding red panda and biodiversity conservation. He has great passion for red panda conservation, and want to excel in this sector.
The Firefox Guardian
A film by Gunjan Menon.
A conservation love story. Red pandas are a species in peril. But there is a very special community in Eastern Nepal that has come together to protect them. A native of these forests, ‘Menuka Bhattarai,’ is one of only a few women working as a ‘Forest Guardian’ with the Red Panda Network. This is the story of Menuka, an unconventional wildlife warrior, who against all odds is following her heart to save the last of the red pandas.
Current Forest Guardian Sponsorships
Raj Kumar Buda sponsored for 1 year at the $1,000 level by Beatrice Potter on December 17, 2018.
Kamal Nepali sponsored for 1 year at the $1,000 level by John Ball Zoo.
Ramesh Rai sponsored for 1 year at the $1,000 level by Andrew Cousins in honor or Emily Cousins.
Ashok Basnet sponsored for 1 year at the $500 level by an anonymous donor on September 27th, 2018.
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