International Red Panda Day
Join us for International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2018 as an expected 100,000 visitors at more than 60 zoos worldwide help us create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible in a single day.
What is a Red Panda Ranger? A Red Panda Ranger is a special title given to children who help spread the word about red pandas. Look in our activity guide to see what activities you can do for International Red Panda Day to become a red panda ranger.
What: International Red Panda Day
When: Saturday September 15th, 2018 (third Saturday of September every year)
Where: Check with your local zoo or school for event details, or click on the links below for more information on current participating organizations. If you are an organizer.
Contributions received from #IRPD2018 will go to expanding our Forest Guardian program to Western Nepal. Forest Guardians are our red panda stewards who empower local people to protect their forests. We have identified five districts in Nepal’s western region that are critical to the survival of this species. Funds will go to hiring and training local people to monitor and protect red panda habitat and nearly doubling our national Forest Guardian team!
This initiative will include the recruitment of local women as Forest Guardians. Historically in Nepal, women have been underrepresented in red panda conservation and we want to see this change. Please check out our article The Changing Role of Women in Red Panda Conservation for more information.
>> Check out photos of all the fun #IRPD2016 events from all over the world!
Red Panda Network supports the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity.