Protect Red Pandas and Restore their Habitat

Thanks to you, we reached our $100,000 goal!

 But we must do more — now — to save the first panda from widespread deforestation and an alarming rise in poaching. 

First Panda Challengers are now matching gifts x3 to raise $100,000 more in critical funds!

Select "Plant A Red Panda Home" or "No Panda Poaching" as designations or "where needed most" to support both!

Adopt A Panda

Give the gift of conservation for yourself or your loved one with a symbolic red panda adoption! Your donation will be matched x2 in support of Plant A Red Panda Home and No Panda Poaching!  

The global red panda population is in decline. It is estimated that there are less than 10,000 remaining in the wild and there may be as few as 2,500.

Deforestation is the #1 threat to red pandas but poaching is a growing threat to the survival of these already vulnerable populations. 

Red panda habitat in Nepal is largely unprotected and fragmented into 400 small forest patches, making it easy for local people to access and extract resources and wildlife. Poverty and misinformation among local communities — and exacerbated by the pandemic — are causing an unprecedented rise in red panda poaching in Nepal this year.

We're responding with our Plant A Red Panda Home and No Panda Poaching campaigns. 

Plant A Red Panda Home 

We are reforesting core habitat, connecting fragmented forest and creating a wildlife corridor that will sustain a viable red panda population.

Thanks to you, we have planted  137,550 trees in red panda habitat in eastern Nepal so far this year! Our goal now is to expand and reforest nearly 250 acres of core habitat — planting another 100,000 trees in 2022 — to create a continuous wildlife corridor for red pandas and other threatened wildlife in Nepal.

With your help, in 2022, we will also produce 200,000 saplings of native species in our forest conservation nurseries. Some of these will be Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) which will be distributed in support of sustainable livelihoods for at least 40 local families! 

Select the number of trees you want to plant in red panda habitat and select "Plant A Red Panda Home" as your gift designation when checking out.

No Panda Poaching

We are educating communities, providing alternative income and sustainable livelihood opportunities, and enhancing the capacity of local and national level law enforcement agencies on anti-poaching investigation skills. 

We are urgently fighting misinformation in Nepal on the value of red panda pelts and the demand for red pandas among the trade market. We are working with popular Nepali actor, director, and playwright, Dayahang Rai, who has joined us as a conservation ambassador. Rai is helping us raise national awareness on this endangered species and why we must stop illegal wildlife crime. We are also working on an outreach video that debunks misconceptions and highlights livelihood alternatives to poaching. 

 Support awareness campaigns and sustainable livelihood programs that empower local people and stop poaching at its source. Our goal is No panda poaching in eastern Nepal's Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) corridor!

Special Thanks to our 2021 First Panda Challengers