Assessment of illegal trade- related threats to Red Panda in India and selected neighbouring range countries

The two-known (sub)species of Red Panda are distributed in the eastern and north-eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests and the eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests, which geographically falls in China, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and northern Myanmar.

The survival of Red Panda is threatened by issues like destrucon of its habitat, hunng for meat and fur, and illegal collecon for trade as pet animals. With only 14,500–15,000 individuals le in the wild it is listed as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species. Further, to regulate its internaonal trade, it has also been listed in Appendix I of CITES.

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