1000 Flowers for the Planet - #360 Save the Red Panda
The red panda is a vulnerable species. There are only about 10,000 of them left in the wild. If you’ve never seen one before, check out if your local zoo has any in its collection and go and see these beautiful creatures. Zoos around the world are cooperating with each other with breeding programs to ensure the future of this gorgeous animal, but there is also a major network of players working towards saving them in the wild.
Red pandas live in forested areas in Nepal, India and China. They eat young, fresh shoots of bamboo but their habitat is being decreased as logging and human activity encroaches further and further into the forest. At www.redpandanetwork.org you will find a huge amount of information about these pretty little pandas. This network exists to save this species by working with communities that live near the panda’s habitat. These communities also rely on the forest for their livelihoods, but the panda network is finding solutions that will ensure the needs of both panda and human are met. It is important to maintain the habitat of the panda by working with Mother Nature for the benefit of all species.
Check out www.redpandanetwork.org, donate to the cause, buy some merch or even volunteer your time and help save this wonderful creature.