This in-situ collaboration to protect red pandas is centered around working with “rangers” in the natural habitats in Nepal. A complimentary education and sensitization program is also established to educate the local population.
Different parks around the world, all members of EAZA, have got involved since 2015.
The red panda is the greatest indicator of health subalpine forests. 25% of the red panda Nepali population live in one single forest which is not protected and is threatened by potential wood oil exploitation. This threat has fragmented red pandas’ population and has reduced their natural habitat.
The Parques Reunidos Foundation participates in this EEP with an annual donation of 250€.