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Mobile app introduced for red panda conservation


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Ilam, October 3, 2016: A mobile app has been introduced to contain the growing incidents of smuggling of the endangered species of red panda.

This mobile app will be used to conserve and monitor the red panda population in forests of Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung district where the endangered species are found.

The forest rangers in the districts have been instructed to download the pandas’ habitats, its trail, photos and other details onto the app and share them with the central office of the Red Panda Network, Nepal.

The forest rangers would work by drawing a circumference of 1000 square metres in the area where the red pandas are found.

“Using the mobile app will shorten the time duration of our work and it will also be effective,” Forest Ranger, Arjun Rai shared.

The organisaion has also started educational programmes to raise awareness on the need to protect the endangered species in the three districts.

It is estimated that around 250 red pandas are currently found in the three districts in the eastern part of Nepal.

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