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(Chinese) Red Panda Ailurus (fulgens) styani © Mathias Appel / Creative Commons

Red Pandasin India, Bhutan and Nepal

(Chinese) Red Panda Ailurus (fulgens) styani © Mathias Appel / Creative Commons

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Published 3rd March 2020

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#世界野生动植物日# TRAFFIC发布新研究-印度及跨境小熊猫非法贸易威胁评估(译)

2020年3月3日,印度新德里-世界野生动植物日,关于印度、尼泊尔和不丹小熊猫(Ailurus fulgens)的盗猎和非法贸易评估结果显示,除尼泊尔外,该动物有偶然被诱捕的危险,但不是有目标偷猎物种。

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

Report author(s):
S. Badola, M. Fernandes, S.R. Marak, C. Pilia

Publication date:
March 2020


Notes:

1 World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on 3rd March and this year it aims to celebrate the special place of wild plants and animals in their many varied and beautiful forms as a component of the world’s biological diversity.

2 Traditionally regarded as a single species, new genetic research published last week by Hu et al. supports the previously proposed separation of Red Panda Ailurus fulgens into two species: the Himalayan Red Panda (A. fulgens) and the Chinese Red Panda (A. styani).

Hu, Y., Thapa, A., Fan, H., Ma, T., Wu, Q., Ma, S., Zhang, D., Wang, B., Li, M., Yan, L. and Wei, F. (2020). Genomic evidence for two phylogenetic species and long-term population bottlenecks in red pandas. DOI 10.1126/sciadv.aax5751. Science Advances 6(9).

3 There are only 14,500–15,000 Red Pandas left in the wild and the species is listed as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species. International trade is strictly regulated through its listing in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), while in India, the species is protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.