What Is Being Done to Save the Red Panda?
To save the red panda, a number of organizations are making conservation efforts. These include global organizations such as WAZA (The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and the Red Panda Network. These organizations all seek to learn more about the red panda and save it and its habitat.
The red panda, which is native to the high mountains of western China, is being threatened with extinction. To combat this, scientists and environmentalists are trying to protect the red panda’s natural habitat. The largest conservation effort is focused on surveying the land in China and finding unprotected areas that have red panda populations. Scientists are also establishing areas like the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung Red Panda Protected Forest, which is the first protected red panda region in the world. By creating safe environments for the red pandas to live in, scientists hope that red pandas will begin to reproduce and thrive more.
More environmental efforts are being made to educate people and make them more aware of the plight of red pandas. More education means more support for conservation and protected regions. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums also founded the WAZA Conservation Project, which has support from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Nepal and the National Trust for Nature Conservation. These organizations should hopefully be able to help WAZA establish protected zones for the red panda.