• Amidst a Global Pandemic, RPN Campaigns Against Red Panda Poaching

    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 […]

  • Red Panda Representation In The Media: A Different Kind of Conservation

    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 […]

  • Water For Herders; Protection for Red Pandas

    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 […]

  • Wildfire Threatens Wild Red Pandas in Nepal

    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 […]

  • Press Release: Tiger Photographed for First Time In Nepal’s Red Panda Habitat

    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

  • Your 2020 Holiday Guide to Gifts and Giving!

    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

  • Red Pandas Return To Jaubari – Part 1

    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

  • Red Panda: Two Species Or One?

    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)

  • End Rabies for Red Pandas!

    RPN is committed to vaccinating dogs and reducing red panda mortality from rabies transmission in Nepal. Canine companions in Nepal are killing red pandas. According to BBC News, the future of 200 wildlife species is threatened by our planet’s estimated one billion domestic dogs. Some of these dogs are feral

  • Press Release: Dayahang Rai: Red Panda Network Conservation Ambassador

    Read in Nepali Download a PDF of the Press Release Popular Nepali actor, director, and playwriter, Dayahang Rai, has joined Red Panda Network (RPN) as a conservation ambassador. Dayahang is one of Nepal’s acclaimed film stars. He will help us raise national awareness of this endangered species and a rising

  • The Road to Deurali: Building a Future for People and Red Pandas

    The people, stories and photos from the construction site of a center committed to alleviating poverty and sustainable living. It’s monsoon season in Nepal and the weather is oscillating between heavy rainfall and beaming sunlight. Twenty-three-year-old Phurba Gurung is finishing up his chores before he starts his ten-kilometer commute to

  • Help the People Who Help Red Pandas

    RPN is on a mission to improve the health and livelihoods of local families while protecting the home of this endangered species. On the surface, buying household appliances and donating to red panda conservation have nothing to do with one another. But as a Red Panda Network (RPN) Panda Guardian,

  • 12 Ways Red Pandas Are Unique (and Cute!)

    With International Red Panda Day 2020 only weeks away, it's time to appreciate what we love about this unique species! 1. Red pandas are the only living creatures in their family — Ailuridae. Their name might lead you to think that the red panda’s closest relative is the giant panda,