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Sponsor a Forest Guardian

Introducing the Red Panda Network Forest Guardians

FG's of Ilam

Support a Forest Guardian, their family, and the preservation of red pandas and their habitat for $30 a month or $360 a year.

Red Panda Network has been expanding our red panda monitoring and conservation area to include 54 Forest Guardians from 27 Village Development Communities (VDCs), working in 35 Community Forests and 4 National Forests. But this number needs to continue to grow in order to protect red pandas and their habitat from threats such as deforestation and illegal poaching.

Why Sponsor a Red Panda Network Forest Guardian?

Forest Guardians are the key to the future of red panda: they mobilize the community into action in preserving the biodiversity of local forests.

Forest Guardians work within their respective communities to create a Community Forest Network, which empowers local people to protect their forests. They monitor and protect red panda habitat, as well as educate their communities about the importance of the red panda to their future. The baseline data that they collect enables us to develop effective conservation strategies and assess our ongoing conservation efforts.

Your Red Panda Network Forest Guardian sponsorship not only helps protect the Red Panda in its natural habitat; it helps support a family at the same time. Your sponsorship will fund Forest Guardian base salary, training and dispatch, protective field clothing & gear, and field research equipment.

Sponsor a Forest Guardian today!

From Ilam District 

  Arjun Rai

Arjun Rai-PyangAge: 32 years
Location: Pyang Patal Community Forest
Family Members: 3
Profession: Agriculture

Sponsored for 1 year by Parc Animalier de Sainte Croix on January 1st, 2016!

 Dal Bahadur Gurung

Dal Bahadur Gurung-MaimajhuwaAge: 35 years
Location: Pokhari Danda Community Forest
Family Members: 6
Profession: Agriculture

Sponsored for 1 year by Greensboro Science Center on January 23rd, 2015!

Dev Kumar Limbu

Dev Kumar Limbu-MabuAge: 35 years
Location: Surke National Forest
Family Members: 5
Profession: Agriculture

Indra Bahadur Gurung

Indra Bahadur Gurung-MaimajhuwaAge: 45 years
Location: Chintapu Community Forest
Family Members: 5
Profession: Agriculture

Jasman Rai

Jasman Rai-MaipokhariAge: 58 years
Location: Jarbutte Bhalupani Community Forest
Family Members: 3
Profession: Agriculture

Sponsored for 6 months by Pat Baird on December 31st, 2015!

  Kul Bahadur Subedi

Kul Bahadur Subedi - JogmaiAge: 40 years
Location: Kalikhop Dadheli Community Forest
Family Members: 7
Profession: Agriculture

Nima Dawa Sherpa

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Age: 23 Years
Location: Lalbans, Mabu-8, Ilam
Family Members: 7
Profession: Farmer

“I have learned that there is need of conserving the endangered species and we should not cut the trees in a rampant way.”

 Sponsored for 1 year by Heather Merriam on December 18th, 2015!

Narendra Kumar Rai

Narendra Kumar Rai-MaipokhariLocation: Jarbutte Bhalupani Community Forest
Age: 50 years
Family Members: 5
Profession: Agriculture

Sponsored for 1 year by Parc Animalier de Sainte Croix on January 1st, 2016!

 Nim Sange Sherpa

Neem Sange Sherpa-PuwamajhuwaLocation: Kalapokhari Tham Danda Community Forest
Family Members: 8
Age: 20 years
Profession: Agriculture

Sponsored for 1 year by Beatrice Potter on December 31st, 2015!

 Prem Dorje Sherpa

Prem Dorje Sherpa - Jogmai (1) Location: Thumke Chipchipe Community Forest
Age: 28 years
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Agriculture

Surya Bhattarai


Age: 36 years
Family Numbers: 5
Location: Mamankhe VDC, Ward No.9, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture

Menuka Bhattarai


Age: 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Family size: 8
Location: Phawakhola VDC, Ward No.9, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture

Sponsored for 1 year by JC Heinbockel on December 22nd, 2015! 

Ratna Bahadur Baniya


Age: 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Family size: 5
Location: Kalikhola VDC, Ward No.7, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture

 

“Just before 2 years ago, I was returning home from “Goth”. I suddenly met with Giant Black Bear. I get frightened and started to scream and cry. I ran away to behind the bushes and hidden until the bear left my area. That was my most frightening day.”

Surya Bahadur Bhandari


Age: 45
Family size: 8
Location: Mamankhe VDC, Ward No.4, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture

Sponsored by Fort Wayne Zoological Society on December 23rd, 2015! 

Star Sun Limbu


Age: 25
Family size: 6
Location: Sikaicha VDC, Ward No.1, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture

Indra Kumar Rai


Age: 42
Family size: 5
Location: Yamphudin VDC, Ward No.5, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture and Carpentry