A Population in Decline
Threatened by a multitude of factors including habitat loss, livestock herding, disease, climate change and low awareness, the global red panda population has declined by 50% over the last two decades. Now, there may be as few as 2,500 remaining in the wild.
Commitment to Conservation
The Red Panda Network works to ensure the survival of red pandas in the wild and preserve their habitat for future generations. Their goal is to create country-specific research, education and sustainability programs that are locally managed and self-sustaining within five years after operations have begun. Efforts have already been initiated in the red panda-native country of Nepal, and will be incrementally duplicated in India, China, Bhutan and Myanmar.
Education Through Film
Holtzman Wildlife Foundation has granted the Red Panda Network $31,000 to support a multi-language film and marketing effort that will publicize the endangered animal's plight.