Adopt a Giant Panda

It is estimated that around 1,860 giant pandas remain in the wild today. Help us protect this iconic species.

The giant panda habitat was once spread throughout China, northern Vietnam and northern Myanmar. But now the giant panda is found in the wild in just six isolated mountain ranges in Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan Provinces in south-central China.

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Your Adoption Really Helps

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They not only help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor giant panda movement and protect their habitat but also fund our other vital work around the world.

Protect these incredible animals and receive

Giant Panda Cuddly Toy

Cuddly Toy

An optional soft toy to love forever. Toy may vary from image shown.

Giant Panda Fact Pack

Fact Pack

Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.

Panda Regular Update

Regular Updates

We'll keep you updated on how you're supporting our vital work including sending your adoption updates three times a year.

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Get a personalised adoption certificate and a lovely panda video call background.

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Two-thirds of all wild pandas now live in nature reserves. You may have heard the great news that giant pandas have been downlisted from the IUCN Redlist. They are no longer endangered. However, they are still threatened, so we still need your support to help protect them.




Loss of Food Supplies

While livestock grazing, collecting medicinal herbs and harvesting bamboo collection by local people is generally declining, it is still a threat in some places. 

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Habitat Fragmentation

Roads and railways are increasingly cutting through the forest, which isolates panda populations and prevents them from breeding.

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Climate Change

Pandas that live in isolated mountains are especially vulnerable to warming - as they already have small ranges that will shrink and fragment further.



Tourism in the region is increasing and this is putting additional pressure on giant panda habitat.

How we can help

In 1980 we became the first international conservation organisation invited to work in China – and we’ve been working with the Chinese government to help protect giant pandas ever since. This includes helping to designate and set up protected areas to keep more panda habitat intact.

We also work with local communities to help them use their natural resources more sustainably, and encourage alternative livelihoods such as bee-keeping – things that don’t negatively impact on the panda’s habitat.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • create wildlife corridors to reconnect panda habitats
  • restore habitats
  • increase the area of habitat under legal protection
  • help local communities manage forest resources sustainably
  • fund our other essential work around the world

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Pandas can swim and are excellent tree climbers.

Last minute gift?

Panda certificate
No problem! You can print or email a personalised gift certificate online to give on the day.

Free delivery

Your pack will be sent within 2 days - but allow up to 5 days for it to arrive. 

Next day delivery

Get your pack quicker for £5.59. Order before 12pm Monday to Friday for your pack to be delivered the next working day. UK only and deliveries must be signed for.

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