Plz vote for red panda saving group

anita shrestha
Posted October 16, 2020 from Nepal

 

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Caretakers of an endangered, elusive Nepalese species

The Forest Guardians are local Nepalese people who work tirelessly to protect the nation’s endangered red pandas. There are only 1000 individuals of this beautiful but elusive species remaining in the country, and they inhabit some of its most spectacular – but usually extremely remote – forests. This means that the Forest Guardians need to be passionate about their work, braving inclement weather and harsh terrain to ensure that the red pandas are not threatened by human or natural causes such as poaching, habitat destruction and forest fires.

Since 2007, the Forest Guardians have been the backbone of the Red Panda Network’s community-based conservation programs in the hills of Nepal. The Red Panda Network is a non-governmental organization working to protect red pandas in the Eastern Himalaya.

The Forest Guardians initiative began with ten members in 2007. There are now 111 Guardians (of whom six are women) in ten districts of Nepal, who are dedicated to monitoring and protecting red panda habitats while also creating awareness among their communities to help conserve these special animals.

The Forest Guardians don many hats – forest stewards, citizen scientists, nature guides, red panda trackers, educators – but the one that is the most enduring is that of a Guardian of one of the earth’s most precious wildlife species.

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Oct 17
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Jill Langhus
Oct 17
Oct 17

Hello Anita,

Welcome back!!! How are you doing? I voted. I hope it helps. Please keep us posted, and please keep up your great work!

XX

anita shrestha
Oct 17
Oct 17

Thank you. I am very busy researching the work of red panda conservation.

Jill Langhus
Oct 17
Oct 17

You're welcome, dear!

Take it easy, okay. Those pandas are lucky to have you on their side:-) Thanks for all that you do for them!! XX

anita shrestha
Oct 17
Oct 17

Welcome, dear. It is only 300-500 numbers. It has been endangered due to illegal poaching and killing

Jill Langhus
Oct 19
Oct 19

So, sad. I'm afraid to ask why they want them, and quite possibly you have already written in previous posts why there is a demand for them, but I'm glad you and your group are there to protect them.