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Ride for Red Pandas
A virtual ride across Nepal to Plant A Red Panda Home!
$305 by 5 people
Red Panda Network
Here's how to get started:
1. Start A Fundraiser - click on the 'Fundraise' button at the top of the page — or click here — to start a campaign in minutes.
2. Ask for support - share why this cause is important to you and how it will help you prioritize your health. Check out our Plant A Red Panda Home fundraising toolkit for everything you need for a successful campaign.
3. Start Biking - Nepal is roughly 120 miles wide and 500 miles long. Set a distance goal that you are most comfortable with and post your progress on your campaign page. Bicyclists who meet their goals and raise the most funds will win prizes!
The global red panda population is in decline. It is estimated that there are less than 10,000 remaining in the wild and there may be as few as 2,500.
Habitat loss is the biggest threat to red pandas. In Nepal, their habitat is fragmented into 400 small forest patches that are mostly unprotected as Community Forests or private land.
Forests are fragmented as they are converted to farmland and settlement and degraded by unsustainable livestock grazing and resource harvest by local communities.
Our multi-tiered solution to habitat loss is protection and restoration.
Our education and sustainable livelihood programs are empowering communities in Nepal to protect their forests. Now, we must continue to reforest core habitat, connect fragmented forest and create a wildlife corridor that will sustain a viable red panda population.
Since we launched Plant A Red Panda Home in 2019, we have planted nearly 50,000 trees in core habitat that is critical to the survival of red pandas in Nepal. Now our goal is to continue to expand this initiative and reforest 50 additional hectares — reaching 100,000 trees planted for red pandas by 2021— to create a continuous biological corridor in this important Himalayan landscape.