The Red Panda Network
Red pandas are not related to giant pandas; in fact, they are the only living member of their taxonomic family but there may be as few as 2,500 red pandas remaining in the wild.
The Red Panda Network was the world's first non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting red pandas. Today, the charity is committed to saving the red pandas through its extensive conservation projects in Nepal.
Protecting the wild red panda population
The Red Panda Network works with community partners in 10 districts within Nepal and with 70 Community Forests in adopting sustainable forest management practices.
Working with local communities, the Red Panda Network is creating wildlife corridors and helping to protect the red pandas in their wild habitats.
The problems red pandas face
The IUCN has listed Red panda as ‘Endangered’ with less than 10,000 individuals in the wild, although this figure may be much smaller. Unfortunately, they suffer from habitat loss and illegal killing and as a result, individuals live in very small ‘subpopulations’, meaning the future could result in poor gene pools out in the wild from inbreeding.