For the first time since 2012, a Red Panda was sighted and photographed in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The pictures were taken in the forests of the Chug Valley.
— MyGov Arunachal Pradesh (@MyGovArunachal) October 2, 2020
According to the Indian daily The Tribune, there are nine protected areas in Arunachal Pradesh that are managed by the local population. These cover a forest area of almost 1,500 km2.