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 111 Forest Guardians: 76 in the PIT Red Panda Protected Forest in Eastern Nepal and 35 in our new project area in Western Nepal.
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Give monthly; provide direct support to our Forest Guardian team.

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Chandrabir Rai

Location: Singhadevi Community Forest

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Shanti Malla

Location: Him Kalika Community Forest

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Kamal Tamang

Location: Makaibarithuladund Community Forest

Thank you Forest Guardian Sponsors!

Menuka Bhattarai sponsored for 1 year at the $2,500 level by Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo on June 11, 2019

Menuka Bhattarai sponsored for 1 year at the $2,500 level by Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo on June 11, 2019
Menuka Bhattarai sponsored for 1 year at the $50 level by Kristine O'Brien in honor of Nora O'Brien on May 10, 2019
Menuka Bhattarai sponsored for 1 year at the $100 level by Whitney Crane on April 27, 2019
Surat Kumar Rai sponsored for 1 year at the $1,000 by Henry Vilas Zoo on February 19, 2019
Arjun Rai sponsored for 1 year at the $1,729 level by Longleat Safari & Adventure Park in February 2019
Ram Kumar sponsored for 1 year at the $200 level by Heather Merewood in honor of Kestrel Merewood on February 10, 2019
Ram Kumar sponsored for 1 year at the $360 level by Joel Engelhardt on January 17, 2019
Ram Kumar sponsored for 1 year at the $200 level by Brian Sim on December 30, 2018
Ram Kumar sponsored for 1 year at the $100 level by Matthew Moore on December 27, 2018
Ram Kumar sponsored for 1 year at the $50 level by Océane Fargeas on December 24, 2018
Ram Kumar sponsored for 1 year at the $1,000 by Michael Paul on December 17, 2018
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 on December 13, 2018
Ramesh Rai sponsored for 1 year at the $1,000 level by Andrew Cousins in honor or Emily Cousins on December 9, 2018
Ashok Basnet sponsored for 1 year at the $500 level by an anonymous donor on September 27, 2018
Bishal Gurung sponsored for 1 year at $1,000 level by Cumbria Zoo Company Limited in honor of Safari Zoo on September 11, 2018
Shyam Tiwari sponsored for 1 year at $500 level by Hans Sigg on June 27, 2018
Bhakti Hang Limbu sponsored for 1 year at $1000 level by Zoo d'Asson on June 10, 2018

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Learn More About the Work of a Forest Guardian

The Firefox Guardian - A film by Gunjan Menon. 

This is the story of Menuka Bhattarai, an unconventional wildlife warrior, who against all odds is following her heart to save the last of the red pandas.

>> Watch the Trailer