PANCHTHAR, June 6: Ten red pandas in the jungles of Sandakpur area of Ilam district have been fitted with radio collars. The collaring attached to six female and four male red pandas is expected to supply the authorities even the minute information on the activities of these shy and rare creatures.
JUMLA, Feb 14: With increased poaching activities and rampant destruction of habitat, Jumla district is finding it challenging to conserve the endangered red pandas.Stakeholders, in a conservation program organized on Thursday, expressed deep concern over the failure to protect red pandas even in the conservation areas.“The government should have efficient policies for protecting red pandas,” said civil society leader Raj Bahadur Mahat.
Conserving red panda, an endangered species, is becoming a challenge in Jumla amid increasing habitat loss and poaching. In addition, forest fires and human encroachment and attacks for domesticated dogs are also threatening its existence. There are around 1,000 individuals in the country.
ILAM, Sept. 6: Different schools in Ilam district have incorporated the contents about red panda in the course book as a part of their attempts to conserve the endangered species. The schools that are located near the habitats of red panda have commenced the classes about red panda to aware the students about the world's endangered species.