14 Forests in Nepal Closed to Humans to Protect Red Pandas

From mid-July to mid-September, people are banned from entering 14 forests in Nepal’s Taplejung district. The aim of this measure is to protect the cubs of the Red Pandas.

Panda mothers tend to relocate with their offspring when disturbed, which in some cases can lead to the death of the young.

According to a study published in 1989, 86% of Red Panda cubs die in the first few months of life.

[Kathmandu Post]