In 2016 and 2017, our national Forest Guardian team in Nepal increased from 54 to 72 members who work in 35 Community Forests and 4 National Forests within the PIT Red Panda Protected Forest of Eastern Nepal. But there is so much work left to do.. Our immediate needs now are to 1) continue to bolster our efforts in Eastern Nepal and mitigate unceasing threats such as deforestation and illegal poaching, and 2) replicate this community-based model to Western Nepal where red pandas have been confirmed but no conservation measures have been established.
Forest Guardians are the key to the future of red panda: they 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 communities. The data they collect enables us to develop effective conservation strategies and assess our ongoing conservation programs. Your Forest Guardian sponsorship not only helps protect the red panda but it support a family at the same time.
Provides field gear for a Forest Guardian
Equips a Forest Guardian with a GPS unit
Provides support to a Forest Guardian for one year.
Provides capacity-building trainings to a Forest Guardian for one year.
Sponsors a Forest Guardian for one-year.
Provides a village with capacity-building and community outreach and development programs for one year.
Adopts a Community Forest.
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