What are people doing to help the Red Panda?
Also, how does the red panda help the environment?
Red pandas are a tree-dwelling species (arboreal). But red panda conservation also has a global impact: If we protect red panda habitat and help to mitigate deforestation we are providing our planet with the many benefits of trees including cleaner air, cleaner oceans, and reduced runoff.
Similarly, what will happen if red pandas become extinct? If the red panda becomes extinct, many negative effects are to occur. Another negative effect is that the soil in the ecosystem that the red pandas are part of won't be as rich in nutrients because the red panda takes in only ¼ of the nutrients in a bamboo due to their weak digestive system (8).
Thereof, why red pandas should be saved?
Because the red panda is the only living representative in its family, it is important to conserve the species to preserve the world's natural heritage. The red panda contributes to the planet's biodiversity. IUCN recent data suggests that there are between 317 and 582 red pandas remaining in the wild in Nepal.
How do humans affect red pandas?
The human population has made a major impact on the red panda and influenced their 'at risk' status. The red panda is threatened by deforestation and other human activities. It is imporatnt that these forests are intact and function properly so that humans, animals and plants can live a healthy life.