• Red Pandas Return To Jaubari – Part 2

    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 […]

  • 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 elevation of 3,165 meters by […]

  • 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 panda plush, 2021 calendar, t-shirt […]

  • 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 most of his life and […]

  • RPN Urges China to Upgrade Red Panda Conservation Status

    First revision of protected species list in 30 years provides unique opportunity. On Monday, a red panda was photographed eating cherries at Wawushan Nature Reserve in Meishan City of southwest China's Sichuan Province. The visit was brief but delightful for the fortunate reserve staff who witnessed the animal eat and

  • 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