• Thousands Celebrate 9th Annual International Red Panda Day

    Communities throughout Nepal observed International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2018 with speech competitions, art activities and film viewings. Taking place every year on the third Saturday of September, IRPD is a day to not only celebrate the red panda but also to educate people about red pandas and the threats to their survival. In the […]

  • RPN Supports Nepal’s First Red Panda Conservation Action Plan

    Red Panda Network (RPN) is providing key support for Nepal’s first red panda conservation action plan. The Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) of the Government of Nepal has launched a five-year (2019-2023) “Red Panda Conservation Action Plan for Nepal” to boost efforts to conserve red pandas in the wild. This is Nepal’s first of […]

  • Red Panda Conservation Creates Ripples Among Rural Communities

    RPN responds to poverty with multi-tiered programs that strengthen local economies while supporting people in achieving sustainable lives.  Communities are unable to prioritize conservation when they are preoccupied with the struggle to meet their basic needs. For the under-resourced people of Eastern Nepal, this struggle is real as they face inadequate access to resources—such as clean drinking […]

  • Stop the Trade: Kickoff in Western Nepal

    RPN has launched the largest and most comprehensive effort to stop the illegal red panda trade. We kicked off this campaign on September 11th in Western Nepal with a two-day Wildlife Crime Control workshop in Jajarkot district. On Saturday, September 15th—International Red Panda Day—we organized the same event in Jumla district. 50 people participated in […]

  • ‘WildTravel’ Magazine publishes RPN’s in-depth Red Panda Field Guide

    So elusive that until recently barely any westerner had seen one in the wild, red pandas are probably the most beautiful animal still pending on most mammal-watchers’ checklists. But their situation has never been more precarious. In the April 2013 edition of “ find them in their awe-inspiring Himalayan wilderness.

  • Coolest No-Cost Supporter Action of The Month: Awareness Slideshow Breaks Record View Numbers

    How’s this for a nice surprise when opening my inbox, excitedly almost spilling breakfast: A wave of new memberships, fascinating comments, red panda adoptions and donations came flooding in over night. We don’t have an award (yet) for the Coolest No-Cost Supporter Action of The Month — but we probably

  • Red Panda Network EcoTrips Praised in UK’s High-End ‘WildTravel’ Magazine

    [singlepic=662,140,,,right]Red Panda Network’s EcoTrips were selected as One of Five Trips To Take Right Now by the UK’s new high-end “Wild Travel” Magazine (-> page 9) in its inaugural issue. It’s the UK’s only magazine dedicated exclusively to wildlife travel. Find out more about our EcoTrips -> here. The specialized

  • Red Panda Network’s Conservation Work Highlighted in The Himalayan Times

    The Himalayan Times, one of Nepal’s leading daily newspapers, quotes RPN staff and partners in this in-depth feature article about the situation of red pandas in the country. From the Feb. 8 2013 online edition: Friday 08 Feb, 2013 08:28 PM Nepal Time The Red Panda tale KATHMANDU: Reddish brown

  • RPN’s work endorsed and featured by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums – WAZA

    The November 2012 newsletter of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) published an article by RPN’s CEO Dirk Kloss about our conservation Project ‘Punde Kundo’ (Red Panda) in Nepal. WAZA endorsed Red Panda Network in June 2012 as a “Partner of WAZA” and features our project ‘Punde Kundo’

  • Refresher Training for Forest Guardians on Red Panda Monitoring in Taplejung

    RPN’s Asia team has accomplished a two-day refresher training with great success in the mountain villages of Taplejung district on October 11-12/2012 in collaboration with Himali Conservation Forum (HCF), one of our Partner Organizations in Eastern Nepal. Altogether 14 participants including 12 Forest Guardians, 1 Field technician, and 1 Chairperson

  • Red Panda Scholarship application deadline extended to November 30, 2012

    Red Panda Network is pleased to announce that the deadline for applications for the first ever Red Panda Research Scholarship in Nepal has been extended. Due to popular demand and the Nepali Festival season in October/November, our team will accept proposals received until 30 November 2012. For more information, early

  • Red Panda Conservation Committee founded in Pathibhara Area, Taplejung, Eastern Nepal

    More than 25 community members worked with Red Panda Network to create a Red Panda Conservation Committee (RPCC) in the Pathibhara Area around Derauli, Taplejung District. Three attendees were from District level organizations (District Forest Office – DFO, Federation of Community Forest Users Nepal – FECOFUN, and Pathibhara Zone Conservation

  • Red Panda Network invites research proposals

    Red Panda Network P.O. Box 2785 Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal Phone: +977-1-4415 745 Fax: +977-1-4410 073 https://www.redpandanetwork.org Press Release Contact: Rajiv Paudel Phone: +977-1-4415 745 Email: scholarships@redpandanetwork.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 A.M. NST, September 20, 2012 Red Panda Network calls for research proposals WHAT: RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS WHERE: NEPAL Applicable to: Nepalese