• Red panda conservation through Nettle Fiber Extraction

    Red Panda Network (RPN) leads a number of initiatives that help the local people of eastern Nepal earn income while supporting red panda and forest conservation. In this article, we highlight a sustainable livelihood program called Nettle Fiber Extraction. We interviewed RPN Conservation Coordinator, Sonam Tashi Lama, who explained to us the details of the […]

  • Red Panda Cubs Raised in Rolpa District

    This is the true story of two orphaned red panda cubs raised by Lahari and Man Budhamagar of Rolpa District in mid-western Nepal. Lahari Budhamagar burst into tears when she arrived at Central Zoo with the officials of District Forest Office to hand over a pair of red panda cubs which she had raised for five […]

  • Red Pandas Listed as Endangered on Red List

    Once again, red pandas find themselves one step closer to extinction. For the second time in nearly two decades, their status on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has regressed from “vulnerable” to “endangered.” “This means the species is moving closer to a perilous state, and if it goes this […]

  • A Red Panda Valentines Day

    Every February, human beings bluff their way through a confusing, non-standardized pattern of mating behavior. Chocolates? Flowers? Champagne? A restaurant that’s intimate, yet trendy, yet not too popular, that won’t be crowded, while being affordable and yet not cheap… it’s enough to make you want to spend the day locked in your own bedroom with […]

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