Pandas International

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Description

The Giant Panda, one of the most delightful and captivating of animals, is also one of the most endangered. The best scientific estimates indicate that there are less than 2,400 Giant Pandas remaining in the world today.
In 1999, after a trip to China and the Wolong Panda Center, the plight of the Giant Panda made such a dramatic impression on Suzanne Braden and Diane Rees that upon returning to the United States, they co-founded Pandas International, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit,  to help save this magnificent animal.  Unlike other organizations which serve many animals, Pandas International is exclusively devoted to the Giant Panda.
As the Director of Pandas International, Mrs. Braden coordinates both the annual and immediate needs of the Panda Centers managed by the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda. The personal relationships she has developed with Chinese officials, veterinarians and their staff members have allowed Pandas International to maximize its role in preserving this beloved species.
Following the 2008 earthquake which destroyed the Wolong Panda Center and damaged the bamboo forest in the Nature Reserve, the challenge to save the Giant Panda has been made more difficult.  Without intervention, this species could perish.

Program Details

Pandas International works directly to support the Panda Reserves in China to ensure the survival of the species.  The Reserves focus on captive breeding, habitat restoration, veterinary care for captive and wild pandas, and extensive research on nutrition, behavior, breeding, and ecological needs.  A program to re-introduce captive born pandas into the wild has also been very sucessful and we full support this program.
As the only organization providing medical equipment and supplies as well as veterinary medicine to assist the survival of this species and the development of a successful breeding and reintroduction program, Pandas International relies on the tax-deductible donations and sponsorships of individuals and companies.
Primary Issue
Wildlife
Secondary Issue
Land
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PO Box 620335
Littleton, CO 80162
United States
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