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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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, your monthly donation to our […]

  • 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, but studies show that they […]

  • 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 then retreat back into the […]