Forest Guardians

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We currently have 54 Forest Guardians from 27 Village Development Communities (VDCs) working in 35 Community Forests in 4 National Forests. Forest Guardians are the key to the future of red panda. They mobilize the community into action to preserve their forest biodiversity and the red panda.

With our Forest Guardian sponsorship program you can support these vital people and their families. People like Indra Bahadur Gurung of the Chintapu Community Forest, in Maimajhuwa, Ilam, Nepal who wrote this letter:

Indra Bahadur Gurung  (1)“My name is Indra Bahadur Gurung. I am forest guardian of Chintapu Community Forest at Maimajhuwa VDC, Ilam since 2008. I am chosen as forest guardian by the board of Chintapu Community Forest. The reasons for choosing me as forest guardian are I have good knowledge about our forest and I can manage my time for monitoring of the forest and red panda. I was interested to be a forest guardian to save red pandas when I learned that the red panda is endangered in the world.

The salary of forest guardian provided by Red Panda Network is supporting me to fulfill my household expenses and school fee of my children. In my half decade of monitoring experience, the condition of the habitat has been improved and the number of red panda has been increased in our forest. It is due to the conservation of red panda’s food bamboo, control in poaching activities in forest and raise of conservation awareness among the forest users.”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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