Red Panda protection campaign kicks off in Myagdi

MYAGDI: A campaign to protect Red Panda, an endangered species, has kicked off in Myagdi district.

With the assistance of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Hariyo Ban Programme, Red Panda Network (RPN) and Himlai Conservation Forum the programme was initiated in order to create awareness in community and schools for the protection of Red Panda.

The researchers of RPN have confirmed the existence of the endangered species in the area after they found its excreta in Mareni Community Forest in Lulang, Jaljala area of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and forest area of Gurja and Mudi VDCs, in course of their research on endangered wildlife.

The office-bearers of the eight community forest users’ groups and students of three schools based in Gurja, Lulang and Muna VDCs were sensitised for its protection in the first phase, said researcher of the Network Badri Baral.