Red Panda Project

Forests Alive

Kathmandu, Nepal

The Red Panda Network is a world leader in efforts to protect red pandas and their habitat. It uses an integrated, landscape-level approach to conservation that is built on the support and participation of local communities. Their conservation programs extend to over one million acres of forest and 50% of Nepal’s red panda range.

The Red Panda Network works with community partners in 10 districts (of 23 red panda range districts) in Nepal with over 75 Community Forest User Groups in adopting sustainable forest management practices. It undertakes work in the following areas:

  • Research & Monitoring
  • Education & Outreach
  • Habitat Protection
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Anti-poaching
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Policy & Advocacy

Red Panda Network

Project members

Ang Phuri Sherpa

Ang Phuri Sherpa

Ang Phuri Sherpa is the Red Panda Netwok's Country Director in Nepal.

Upama Ashish Koju

Upama has expertise in Remote sensing and GIS, application of RS-GIS in natural resources management studies, Climate change, forest and disaster, ecosystem services, PES, Agriculture.
Anita Shrestha

Anita Shrestha

Anita specialises in the governance of Red panda conservation and natural habitat protection, sociological perspective of climate change, natural resource management including forestry, red panda, institutional development of a community forest user group, gender and social inclusion.