International Red Panda Day
International Red Panda Day observed every year September 17.The red panda is known as a landscape species in the Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf and Conifer forest (EHBC).
Why do red pandas need you?
Fewer than 10,000 red pandas are believed to remain in the wild. Their native habitat is threatened by road construction, illegal timber harvest, over-grazing by domestic livestock and slash-and-burn agriculture, with deforestation being the most immediate challenge. Distribution of the species is not well-understood, but it is hoped that with more effective monitoring, conservationists can develop strategies to better protect red pandas and their habitats.
Did you know?
The red panda is known as a landscape species in the Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf and Conifer forest (EHBC). This area has been listed by the World Wildlife Fund as a “Global 200” threatened ecoregion and identified by Conservation International as part of the “Himalayan Hotspot” for its rich abundance of biodiversity.