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Red panda conservation in Nepal

Where: Eastern Nepal
 
Continue Zoo Atlanta's efforts to support this critical conservation project.

Support from Zoo Atlanta goes toward education programs, population monitoring and community-based conservation practices in eastern Nepal, where red pandas are currently classified as endangered as a result of habitat loss. 

Who:
Zoo Atlanta and partner: Red Panda Network

Why:
Fewer than 10,000 (by some estimates fewer than 2,500) red pandas remain in the wild. Their native habitat is threatened by road construction, illegal timber harvest, over-grazing by domestic livestock, forest fires and slash-and-burn agriculture, with deforestation being the most immediate challenge. Distribution of the species is not well-understood, and we hope that with more effective monitoring, we can develop strategies to better protect red pandas.