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The Red Panda GSMP (Global Species Management Plan)

For many years, zoos around the world have had organized breeding programs to help them sustain viable populations of the threatened species in their care. For example the North American zoos have their Species Survival Programs (SSPs), the Europeans their Endangered Species Programs (EEPs) and the similar programs in Australia and New Zealand, Africa and Japan. Some of these programs are unable to guarantee long term survival of these species perhaps because they do not have enough individuals or because they are too closely related, etc. In these cases the species may benefit from being managed at a global level. Therefore, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) launched the Global Species Management Plans (GSMPs). Six trial GSMPs were established in 2012 which included the Red Panda GSMP.
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The Red Panda GSMP is managed by a committee of coordinators of regional red panda breeding programs in Europe, North America, Australasia, Japan and India. Although the majority of red pandas are managed at a regional level, once every 6-7 years  (that is one red panda generation), the committee meets to look at the global red panda population and organizes a few inter-regional exchanges of animals to boost the regional and global gene pools.

The red panda population has actually been managed in this way since 1994, which is probably the main reason why the red panda regional populations (ex situ) are still very healthy. However, the recognition of the red panda program as a GSMP enables us to address various issues such as the availability of canine distemper vaccine and nutritional challenges at a global level. Also the fact that the GSMP includes zoos in India, one of the countries with wild red pandas, means that the GSMP has a direct link to what is happening to red pandas in the wild.

hanging in treeThe goals of the Red Panda GSMP are to contribute to the conservation of red pandas both directly by:

  • Maintaining a genetically and demographically sustainable and behaviorally competent “back up” population.
  • Having the potential to supply individuals for supplementation or reintroduction programs.

And indirectly by:

  • Educating the public and raising their awareness about red pandas and their conservation
  • Providing financial, technical, scientific and other support and expertise to red panda field conservation and research work.

The Red Panda GSMP has chosen Red Panda Network as its conservation partner and we encourage all zoos holding red pandas to support the work of this organization.

The Red Panda EEP Forest Guardian Programme

The Red Panda EEP (European Endangered Species Programme) Forest Guardian Program was launched in September, 2013. As the Red Panda GSMP, or the global management plan for zoo red pandas, is hosted in Europe, we felt that the European zoos with red pandas should be especially active in supporting red panda conservation through the work of RPN. Therefore it was suggested that the red panda zoos in Europe should combine their efforts and collectively adopt a number of Forest Guardians. Each year many of the European red panda zoos contribute to this effort.

Thanks to our European zoo supporters!

2016

Aachener Tierpark AG
Parco Faunistico
Ahtari Zoo
Vogelpark Avifauna
Dierenpark Amersfoort
Monde Sauvage Safari
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Boras Djurpark Zoo
Parc Zoologique de Champrépus
North of England Zoological Society
Colchester Zoo
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Copenhage Zoo
Edinburgh Zoo- Scottisch National Zoo
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna
Zoo Dresden Jardin
Zoological Society of Ireland-Dublin
Givskud Zoo
Naturschutz-Tierpak Goerlitz
Helsinki Zoo
Nordens Ark
Zoologischer Garten Karlsruhe
GaiaZoo, Kerkrade
Cologne Zoo
Parc Zoologique de La Fleche
Zoo du Bassin d’Arcachon
Kolmardens Djurpark
Zoo Parc de Reynou
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig
Zivalski vrt Ljubljana
Jardin Zoologique de la Ville de Lyon
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Tiergarten der Stadt NürnbergOgrod Zoologiczny Opole
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Parc Zoologique de la Barben
Zoo di Pistoia
Ouwehands Zoo
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Zooparc de Trégomeur
Kittenberger Kálmán
Zoom Torino
Zoo de la Barben

2017

Ahtari Zoo
La Torbiera Vogelpark Avifauna
Monde Sauvage Safari
Parco Faunistico La Torbiera
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoological Society of Ireland-Dublin
Edinburgh Zoo- Scottisch National Zoo
Boras Djurpark Zoo
Zoo Dresden
Fota Wildlife Park
Givskud Zoo
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbH
Helsinki Zoo
Kolmardens Djurpark
Parc Zoologique de La Fleche
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Zoologique de la Ville de Lyon
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnberg
Parc Zoologique de la Bourbansais
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn
Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Kittenberger Kálmán
North of England Zoological Society
Colchester Zoo
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Cologne Zoo
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig
Jardin Zoologique de la Ville de Lyon
Zoo Mulhouse
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Parc Zoologique de la Barben
Ouwehands Zoo
Zooparc de Trégomeur

Forest Guardians

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