Adopt a panda

It is estimated that as few as 1,864 pandas remain in the wild today. Help us halt the decline in panda numbers.

The giant panda habitat was once spread throughout China, northern Vietnam and northern Burma. 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 help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor giant panda movement and protect their habitat

Protect these incredible animals and receive:

Cuddly panda toy

Cuddly toy

An optional soft toy to love forever.

My pandas magazine

Regular updates

Both Wild World and My Pandas magazines will keep you up-to-date three times a year.

Fact pack

Fact pack

Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.

A wonderful gift at any time of year

A wonderful gift

Give a gift that will help protect the future of giant pandas and their habitats

Map of Snow leopards range

Three-quarters of all wild pandas now live in nature reserves – but despite this, they’re still endangered. Nearly half of all wild pandas were lost between the early 1970s and the late 1990s – mainly owing to habitat destruction and poaching.


99%of their dietis bamboo

Loss of food supplies

Their habitat is also degraded by people collecting medicinal herbs and harvesting bamboo – the pandas’ main source of food.

Panda silhouette

Habitat fragmentation

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

Human silhoette

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

50%declineover three generations


Still killed for their skin

How we can help

In 1980 we became the first international 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 green corridors to link isolated pandas
  • patrol against poaching, illegal logging and encroachment
  • increase the area of habitat under legal protection
  • build local capacities for nature reserve management
  • fund our other essential work around the world

Pandas can swim and are excellent tree climbers.

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