• 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) styani and Ailurus (fulgens) 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 and free-ranging — Red Panda […]

  • 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 threat to their survival — […]

  • 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 work from the district headquarters […]

  • 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

  • Shelter from the Storm: How Red Panda Protection Can Help Other Species in Decline

    Red pandas aren’t the largest in their class, but these nocturnal Asian mammals about the size of a house cat are big indicators of the health of their habitat. Listed as “endangered” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, red pandas are what

  • Visit Red Pandas — Make A Difference For The Planet

    Jennie of the Jungle and RPN are teaming up to provide a Himalayan adventure with global significance. Red Pandas. Travel. Conservation. Community. Can you imagine finding all of those in one experience? That’s exactly what I knew I’d discovered when I first heard of Red Panda Network (RPN) and Jennie

  • Press Release: Ecotrip travelers see increasing numbers of red pandas in Nepal.

    Download the full press release here. Good news can be hard to come by for people working to save threatened and endangered species. That’s why the Red Panda Network (RPN) is delighted to share some heartening news worth celebrating: In 2019, there was a record-high number of red pandas seen

  • “Winging” It for Red Pandas

    Jason's passion for red pandas is boundless as he takes to the skies to save them. Like many Red Panda Network (RPN) supporters, Jason Phelan has a fondness for red pandas. Their cuteness and vulnerability led him to first adopt one more than 20 years ago at Dudley Zoological Gardens

  • Ten Red Pandas in a Rhododendron Tree

    During the 12 days of an ecotrip travelers were able to see, ten red pandas in a rhododendron tree. Well, that's not exactly how it happened—participants were actually on an Eco Zoo Trip and the pandas weren't all in one tree—but please sing along! On the first day of the

  • 5 Reasons We Should Save the Red Panda this Holiday Season

    They may be a smaller flagship species but the conservation of red pandas makes a huge impact. There's a lot of sad news out there. The destruction of the rainforest, a rapidly changing climate; it's easy to feel defeated and unsure about our planet's future. But Red Panda Network (RPN)

  • Help RPN Plant A Red Panda Home!

    Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! We need your help to restore critical red panda habitat in Nepal. This holiday season your donations to the Red Panda Network (RPN) will go directly towards Plant A Red Panda Home, an RPN conservation campaign to reverse the biggest threat to red pandas—habitat loss due

  • Your 2019 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 Double your impact for red pandas! Thanks to our First Panda Challengers—a group of core donors who have agreed to match funds raised