Help save the Red Panda from Extinction
Across Asia, Red Pandas are in danger of extinction. The Red Panda, also known as the "Firefox," is a rare species with no close relatives — not even related to the better–known Giant Panda. Red Pandas are small creatures with a reddish–brown color, and a diet of 98% bamboo. However, this makes them especially vulnerable to habitat loss, and over the last 18 years, the Red Panda population is estimated to have declined by 50% (IUCN).
In native Red Panda habitat, which includes Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal, human population is rapidly growing and expanding. As people take over more land to build houses and roads, collect firewood, and graze their cattle, these adorable creatures are pushed out of their habitat. Cattle in particular often trample over the bamboo, starving the Red Panda of their unique food source. More roads make it easier for poachers to steal Red Pandas to sell to China — whose people like Red Pandas for their meat, traditional medicinal uses, and skins — and for others who want a "cute" Red Panda as a pet.
If nothing is done, Red Panda populations will continue to decline at a rapid rate.
GreaterGood.org's program Project Peril works with reputable partners in Asia to save Red Pandas by protecting habitat and teaching people how to coexist with Red Pandas. Your donation will go directly towards supporting this work through our Red Panda Recovery Fund.
You can help. Just $10 can help save the Red Panda. Together, we can save Red Pandas from extinction.
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