Stichting Wildlife Stands Up For Red Pandas

With a mission to protect endangered plant and animal species around the world, the Stichting Wildlife Foundation has provided conservation funding and education for more than 30 years from its home base in the Netherlands. Formed in 1985 to prevent the closure of the Safaripark Beekse Bergen, the foundation has since expanded its activities to…

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International Red Panda Day 2019

On International Red Panda Day’s 10-year anniversary, record numbers of participants raise funds and awareness for red pandas worldwide. September 21st is the 10-year anniversary of International Red Panda Day (IRPD) and we couldn’t have reached this major milestone without your support! Thank you for making this day of red panda awareness, educational outreach, and…

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A Plan of Action to Conserve Bhutan’s Red Panda

First in Nepal, and most recently Bhutan, governments are committing to red panda conservation in range countries. On July 31, 2019, people and charities all over the world celebrated World Ranger Day. This day honors the critical work of rangers to protect our planet’s wildlife and natural resources. For many endangered species—including the red panda—the…

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BNF Buys Locally; Saves Red Pandas Globally

Limited-edition kombucha flavor by Eugene-based company, BNF, aids wild red pandas in Nepal.  Supporting local communities and helping them thrive is what the Eugene-based kombucha company BNF (a Billion New Friends) Kombucha & Jun is all about. So when Red Panda Network—an internationally-recognized nonprofit that’s saving red pandas through community-based conservation programs—relocated their US office…

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Reaching the People Who Live Among Red Pandas

RPN raises awareness on the frontlines of red panda conservation with the Holtzmann Wildlife Foundation. On a global scale, red panda awareness is steadily growing. Videos on social media of adorable zoo-born cubs are going viral and people are doing their part to share conservation messages of this species.  But what about the people who…

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Nobody Ever Said, “Saving Red Pandas is Easy”

The terrain is steep and difficult, the weather is unpredictable, the journey: treacherous at times. But Forest Guardian Bimala Moktan is up to the challenge of protecting endangered red pandas. Bimala Moktan was 24 when she joined RPN’s Forest Guardian (FG) team. Her uncle, Deu Prakash Tamang, had been an FG since 2006 and was…

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I Can’t Imagine A World Without Red Pandas

Since April of this year, nearly 70 people have joined our Panda Guardian team—kicking off 2019 as a pivotal year for guarding red pandas from extinction.  ​In 2006, Red Panda Network (RPN) initiated the Red Panda Project or Project Punde Kundo (red panda is locally known as Punde Kundo) in the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) Corridor of…

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Stop the Illegal Red Panda Trade – 2019 Update

Never before has illegal wildlife trade been such a threat to the future of the endangered species of our planet.  A colossal ivory market continues to grow and fuel the rapid decline of elephants and rhinos (three rhino subspecies have been declared extinct since 2011).  Meanwhile, the last wild tigers—estimates are roughly 3,800 remaining—are relentlessly…

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Raising Red Pandas: It Takes a Village—and a Plan

‘Tis the season for red panda babies. As summer in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, zoos remain on watch for another year of successful red panda births. In late April, Birmingham (Ala.) Zoo announced that its red panda Sorrel is pregnant. The news comes a year after zoos around the world welcomed red panda kits: brothers…

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No Trees, No Red Pandas—No life

She witnessed the forests being decimated; now, she fights to protect them as RPN’s first female Forest Guardian in Western Nepal. Shanti Malla grew up in the rural hills of Dailekh district in Western Nepal. She remembers venturing into the forests to gather fuelwood and graze livestock. Sometimes Malla would cross paths with villagers who…

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