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  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Ailurus Fulgens Fulgen, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Chattanooga Zoo, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Virginia Zoo, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • Virginia Zoo, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • Virginia Zoo, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Lincoln Children'S Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
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Western Red Panda

Ailurus fulgens

Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Endangered

Red Panda was “estimated to be more common in the eastern part of its range, especially along the Myanmar-Yunnan border, yet it cannot be considered a common species” (Roberts and Gittleman 1984). There have been four undertakings to estimate, per country, the area of occupied habitat and from this the approximate Red Panda population: Choudhury (2001), Mahato (2010), the recent Population and Habitat Viability Analyses (PHVAs; held in Nepal in 2010, China in 2012, and India in 2013) and Kendal et al. (2015). These show very little concordance (see Table 1 in the Supplementary Material) and whilst some differences might ... Read More

Each of the three recent Population and Habitat Viability Analyses (PHVAs) listed the threats to Red Panda assessed to be most prevalent in their country/countries. Several problems occur throughout the species's range, albeit with some variation in assessed impact. The major threats are habitat loss and fragmentation; habitat degradation; and physical threats. These are all compounded by the region's increasing human population; climate change; natural disasters; inadequate enforcement of laws and regulations; mostly low political will and interest; political instability (in some regions); low coordination of stakeholders, funding and human resources; trans-boundary issues facilitating poaching, illegal collection of non-timber forest ... Read More

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Glatston, A., Wei, F., Than Zaw & Sherpa, A. 2015. Ailurus fulgens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T714A110023718. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T714A45195924.en