Media Center

Welcome to RPN's Media Center

Red Panda Network (RPN) is the world-leading nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting red pandas in all red panda range countries. Since 2007, we have been working with local communities in Nepal to serve as active partners in the conservation of wild red pandas and their habitat.

RPN's work began in the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) corridor of Eastern Nepal. This is one of the most biologically-diverse areas in the world that is home to many unique and threatened species including clouded leopards, Asiatic black bears, Assam macaques, Asiatic wild dogs and red pandas. Here, we are establishing the PIT Red Panda Protected Forest which is the world's first protected area dedicated to red pandas.

Answers to FAQs

Red pandas are a unique and mysterious mammal of the Eastern Himalayas and Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces of China. They have a bear-like body but are slightly larger than a domestic cat—with thick, russet fur except for black on their belly and limbs and white markings on the side of the head and above their eyes.

Red pandas are arboreal (tree-dwelling) who are very skillful and acrobatic climbers. They use their long, bushy tails for balance and to cover themselves like a blanket in the winter.

They are a flagship species and an indicator of ecological health of the Eastern Himalayas (nearly 50% of the red panda’s habitat is in the Eastern Himalayas). Unlike the name implies, red pandas are not related to giant pandas and were discovered 50 years earlier. They are the only living member of their own unique family—Ailuridae.

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 About RPN

We are the world's leading conservation organization dedicated to saving the red panda.

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 About Red Pandas

The red panda is the first panda; they are unique, important and endangered.

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RPN by the Numbers

Check out our impact on red pandas and the people and wildlife who share their habitat.

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Press & Media Inquiries

Please send general inquiries to Terrance Fleming, Development Manager, at terrance@redpandanetwork.org or (877) 854-2391 Ext. 101

In The News

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RPN in the News

2020

2020-06-10
Nepal Successfully Conducts GPS Collaring of 10 Red Pandas
The Kathmandu Post – English

2020-06-09
Nepal Tracks Red Panda Via Satellite
Prensa Latina – English

2020-06-07
रेडपान्डामा ‘जिपिएस कलर’
Nagarik News – Nepali

2020-06-07
Tracking Nepal’s Red Panda by Satellite
Nagarik News – Nepali

2020-06-06
English Nepal Successfully Conducts GPS Collaring of 10 Red Pandas
MSN Asia

2020-06-06
Nepal: Satellite Collaring of 10 Red Panda Completed, Huge Success Story
Dinesh K Vohra -News Time

2020-05-22
Before the Giant panda, There Was the Red Panda
Landscape News

2020-05-03
Red Pandas in India, Bhutan and Nepal
Traffic

2020-04-01
‘Forest Guardians’ in Nepal Employ Citizen Science to Protect Endangered Red Pandas
Global Forest Watch

2020-03-11
‘Fake market’: Red Panda Study Finds No Real Demand Behind rise in Poaching
Mongabay News & Inspiration from Nature’s Frontlines

2020-01-8
Looking up and looking out for red panda in Nepal
Aja Pendergrast , Auckland Zoo


2019

2019-12-16
Nordens Ark bygger Naturcenter för att rädda de röda pandorna i Nepal (Nordens Ark builds nature center to save the red pandas in Nepal)
Nordens Ark

2019-12-11
An Interview with Red Panda Expert: Alana Kardon
Paradise Wildlife Park

2019-08-19
How Many Red Pandas Are Left in the Wild?
Reader’s Digest

2019-07-13
Endangered Panda is Centre of Attention at Wildlife Park
News & Star with the Cumberland News

2019-06-15
Red Pandas Are Not the Lesser Pandas
HowStuffWorks, Jon Perritano

2019-02-20
बन्यजन्तु संरक्षण गर्नुपने माग (Ask for Protection)
Karnalipati.com

2019-02-20
बन्यजन्तु संरक्षण गर्नुपने माग (Ask for Protection)
Karnalipati.com

2019-02-15
Red Panda Conservation Becoming Challenging
MyRepúplica

2019-02-15
Red Panda Numbers on Rise in Karnali
Kathmandu Post

2019-02-15
Human Activities Pose Challenge to Red Panda Conservation Efforts
The Rising Nepal

2019-02-14
Conservationists Stress on Collaboration to Protect Red Panda in Nepal
MyRepública

2019-02-14
वन्यजन्तुको चोरी निकासी रोक्न आग्रह (Urge to Stop Theft of the Wildlife)
Rajdhani National Daily

2019-02-13
रेडपाण्डाको ४३ % बासस्थान कर्णालीमा (43% of the Red Pandas in Karnali)
Nirmansanchar.com

2019-01-30
Don’t be fooled by social media—wild animals make terrible pets
National Geographic, Annie Roth

2019-01-29
Rare Marbled Cat Spotted in Panchthar
The Himalayan Times

2019-01-29
नेपालमा ‘मार्बल्ड क्याट’ (The ‘Marbled Cat’ in Nepal)
NagarikNews

2019-01-28
‘Marbled Cat’ Photographed for the First Time in Nepal
MyRepublica

2019-01-27
First Photographic Record of Rare Marbled Cat in Nepal
Nature Khabar

2019-01-27
Mysterious Marbled Cat Captured On Camera In Nepal
LexLimbu

2019-01-27
नेपालमा ‘मार्बल्ड क्याट’ (The ‘Marbled Cat’ in Nepal)
Hakahakionline

2019-01-25
How Nepalis Are Saving Red Pandas in Nepal
LexLimbu


2017 & 2018

2017-12-16
Pueblo Zoo Staff Trek to Nepal in Search of Red Pandas
Pueblo Chieftain


2016

2016-11-08
Zoo Streaming Red Pandas All Day To Ease Election Day Panda-monium
Huffington Post


2014 & 2015

2014-05-20
चोरी शिकारीको नजरमा रेडपाण्डा (Red Panda in the Eyes of Theft Hunter)
Digital Sanchar