• Human Lives Transformed Through Red Panda Conservation

    They ​are the heart of our community-based initiatives in Nepal. This is the tale of three Forest Guardians. It starts with Bimala Moktan. Bimala was 24 when she joined Red Panda Network’s (RPN) national Forest Guardian (FG) team. Her uncle, Deu Prakash Tamang, had been an FG since 2006 and was among the first selected by […]

  • Nim Sherpa—Red Panda Steward

    A woman in Nepal has some unexpected experiences that put her on a path to feeling better and environmental stewardship. Burning eyes. Headaches. Difficulty breathing.  These are some of the consequences of using traditional cooking stoves in poorly ventilated homes. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many people living in rural parts of the developing […]

  • Press Release: Ten Red Pandas Collared in Nepal For Groundbreaking Study

    > Download a PDF of the Press Release Kathmandu, Nepal — Ten wild red pandas have been equipped with GPS-satellite collars in the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) Corridor: a belt of forest that connects protected areas in Nepal and India. This is Nepal’s first red panda GPS collar study. Led by the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department […]

  • Red Panda Conservation Scholarships for Education

    Poverty creates challenges for students in Nepal but Red Panda Network supporters — led by a dedicated team of monthly donors — are making a difference with important education scholarships. According to UNICEF,  more than a third of Nepal’s 12.6 million children live below the national poverty line.  While significant progress has been made in […]

  • Human Lives Transformed Through Red Panda Conservation

    They ​are the heart of our community-based initiatives in Nepal. This is the tale of three Forest Guardians. It starts with Bimala Moktan. Bimala was 24 when she joined Red Panda Network's (RPN) national Forest Guardian (FG) team. Her uncle, Deu Prakash Tamang, had been an FG since 2006 and was

  • Nim Sherpa—Red Panda Steward

    A woman in Nepal has some unexpected experiences that put her on a path to feeling better and environmental stewardship. Burning eyes. Headaches. Difficulty breathing.  These are some of the consequences of using traditional cooking stoves in poorly ventilated homes. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many people living in

  • Press Release: Ten Red Pandas Collared in Nepal For Groundbreaking Study

    > Download a PDF of the Press Release Kathmandu, Nepal — Ten wild red pandas have been equipped with GPS-satellite collars in the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) Corridor: a belt of forest that connects protected areas in Nepal and India. This is Nepal’s first red panda GPS collar study. Led by the Ministry

  • Red Panda Conservation Scholarships for Education

    Poverty creates challenges for students in Nepal but Red Panda Network supporters — led by a dedicated team of monthly donors — are making a difference with important education scholarships. According to UNICEF,  more than a third of Nepal’s 12.6 million children live below the national poverty line.  While significant

  • A Trip to the Zoo Becomes a Boon to Red Pandas Worldwide

    An Animal Park and an Endowment Fund Team Up for Conservation. When visitors to Parc Animalier d’Auvergne, a zoo in south-central France, paid admission in 2019, they not only paid to see the animals, they contributed to wildlife conservation. Thanks to a joint project called Euro Nature, Parc Animalier d’Auvergne

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

    The first female Forest Guardian breaks through cultural barriers and inspires women all over the world as a conservation hero to all. “I’ll do whatever it takes to protect Red Pandas.” Menuka Bhattarai says this in Gunjan Menon’s award-winning film, The Firefox Guardian, and I believe her.  As I watch

  • Zoo Atlanta Honors Idgie By Saving Red Pandas In The Wild

    Idgie was an ambassador for her species who inspired people to join Zoo Atlanta in conserving red pandas in the wild. This spring, Zoo Atlanta lost a favorite resident: Idgie, a red panda, who passed away shortly before reaching fourteen years of age—a long life by red panda standards, but

  • 5 Ways You Can Celebrate Earth Day 2020 and Save Red Pandas during Quarantine

    Red pandas may thrive in solitude but many of us are likely feeling the restlessness that comes with shelter-in-place. Here are 5 ways you can create change from the comfort of your own home! 1. Become a Red Panda Ranger! Looking for something fun and educational to do with your

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Highlights Need to Stop Illegal Trade of Red Pandas and Other Wildlife

    As humanity continues to endure COVID-19, RPN bolsters efforts to stop the illegal red panda trade and to protect pangolins. We love introducing more people to red pandas. They are incredibly intelligent, whimsical, and cute animals. But as red panda popularity has risen, so has poaching; whether they’re killed for