WWF Conservation Plan for Red Pandas approved

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A Red Panda in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh. Photo: Rajesh Nanavaty

The state of Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India has the largest potential habitat for Red Pandas in India. This is why WWF India is committed to a conservation plan for the endangered species.

First plan of this kind

Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, has now approved the conservation project at the State Board for Wildlife. It is the first plan of its kind and is intended to serve as a benchmark for all other conservation programmes.

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The state of Arunachal Pradesh (marked dark red). Illustration: PlaneMad/Wikimedia CC-BY-SA
Red Pandas currently have about 1,000 square kilometres of habitat in the community conserved areas of Arunachal Pradesh – too little to ensure the survival of the animals.

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WWF India has also produced a documentary about the conservation work in Arunachal Pradesh together with Sony:

Short film: Sony-WWF partnership for India’s Red Pandas