• As humans worldwide continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, so, too, must nature. According to several reports Conservation International released in 2020, pandemic restrictions and lockdowns left wildlife and wildlands unprotected, resulting in increased animal trafficking and deforestation. Unfortunately, red pandas and their habitat are not immune. A Growing Center of Illegal Trade While […]

  • The popularity of red pandas will rise with the release of Pixar’s “Turning Red.” The film may also help raise support for the conservation of this endangered species. When people think of red panda conservation, they often think of it as a battle on two fronts: in situ conservation and ex situ conservation. In situ […]

  • We’re working with livestock herders in Nepal to end a water crisis and save red panda habitat. “These animals are everything to me.” Santiram Bista is referring to the cows, goats and buffalo he raises to make butter or ghiu, and crushed butter (locally known as churpi). Bista, a 59-year-old father of five from Phungling […]

  • Local people come to the aid of the firefox as the Pathibhara wildfire burns a vulnerable landscape. A wildfire has been scorching high-mountain forest near the summit of Pathibhara hill in eastern Nepal’s Taplejung district. This is a location of prime red panda habitat that is very close to where a red panda was spotted […]

  • Plant A Red Panda Home is our answer to an urgent situation and an uncertain future for red pandas. Red Panda Network (RPN) uses an integrative approach to conservation that protects habitat through partnerships with community organizations and education and sustainable livelihood programs for local people. But RPN’s Program Coordinator, Sonam Tashi Lama, and other […]

  • At an unprecedented altitude in Nepal, a wild tiger has been photographed in the mountain forest habitat of red pandas.  Read in Nepali Download a PDF of the press release The Bengal tiger Panthera tigris tigris — one of the planet’s most iconic large carnivores — was photographed at an elevation of 3,165 meters by […]

  • Happy Holidays from Red Panda Network! Here are 6 ways you can make an impact for red pandas — while giving fantastic gifts — this holiday season: #1 Give the gift of red panda conservation Donate in honor of a loved one and send them a small or large red panda plush, 2021 calendar, t-shirt […]

  • We reforested this important place. Now it is thriving and providing hope for the future of red pandas and the habitat we are restoring now. Thupten Bhutia is eighty years old. He is from Jaubari Village in Sandakpur Rural Municipality of eastern Nepal’s Ilam district. He has lived here for most of his life and […]

  • What was once considered an animal with no close relatives, is now a species that may have had a hidden relative all along — much closer than one would have ever thought. Recent studies are suggesting that the red panda, Ailurus fulgens — currently grouped into two subspecies, Ailurus (fulgens) styani and Ailurus (fulgens) fulgens […]