Préservation du panda roux
The Red Panda Network saves wild red pandas and preserves their habitat through the empowerment of local communities by community-based research, education, and carbon mitigation.
talking-2 For example, in eastern Nepal, based on our initial consultations with the local villagers, we created the world’s first community-based monitoring of a red panda population called Project Punde Kundo. In this program we have employed 42 local villagers as Forest Guardians to monitor local “community forests”, educate community forest user groups (CFUG’s) about red panda conservation, and work with them to achieve their forest preservation goals.
A “community forest” is where the local community plays a significant role in forest management and we have supported CFUG’s in developing sustainable medicinal plant growing and livestock management, as well as reforestation strategies. Our long-term goal is to help these groups establish forest management practices that are economically and ecologically beneficial.
We are confident that a holistic forest management approach is the best way to accomplish this. Local forests will be seen as an asset and the long term protection of the PIT corridor will be ensured.