First Panda Forum

Stay connected with red panda conservation and our community-based work through live chats with red panda experts and conservation professionals.

Please see the schedule of live-chats below which will be streamed on Red Panda Network's (RPN) Facebook page.

Nepal’s first GPS collar study
Friday, September 11th, 2020
11 PM Pacific Time

The live chat will feature RPN’s Program Coordinator, Sonam Tashi Lama and Rotterdam Zoo's Zoological Manager - and Red Panda EAZA Ex-situ Program Coordinator - Janno Weerman, who were part of the amazing team who successfully equipped ten wild red pandas in Nepal with GPS-satellite collars!

This unprecedented initiative will provide critical baseline data on red pandas in the wild as well as valuable insight into landscape-level conservation efforts required to save them!

Learn more:

Ten Red Pandas Collared in Nepal For Groundbreaking Study - RPN press release 

Red pandas tracked by satellite in conservation 'milestone' - BBC news

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*Will also be live-streamed on the IRPD 2020 virtual event page. 

The Firefox Guardian
Thursday, November 5th, 2020
8 AM Pacific Time

Gunjan Menon who is the filmmaker behind the documentary, The Firefox Guardian, which "takes you on a mesmerizing journey through dense bamboo jungles in Nepal while exploring a special bond between the unique ‘Firefoxes’ and Menuka, a simple village girl who has made it her mission to protect these vulnerable creatures.” Join us for this chat with Gunjan as she tells about her incredible filmmaking experience and her exciting plans for the future.

Learn more:

Menuka Bhattarai: The Firefox Guardian

Filming the Firefox 

A Photo Within A Photo Within A Photo: The Cosmic Side of Red Panda Conservation

The Changing Role of Women in Red Panda Conservation

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Plant A Red Panda Home
Monday, December 1st, 2020
8:30 PM Pacific Time

Ang Phuri Sherpa — RPN's Country Director — will be joining us to talk about our campaign to reforest core habitat, connect fragmented forest and create a wildlife corridor ​that will ​sustain a viable red panda population.

Since we launched Plant A Red Panda Home (PARPH) in 2019, we have planted nearly 50,000 trees in core habitat that is critical to the survival of red pandas in Nepal. Now our goal is to continue to expand this initiative and reforest 50 additional hectares with 100,000 trees planted for red pandas by 2021!

Learn more:

Plant A Red Panda Home

Help RPN Plant A Red Panda Home!

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