PANDAS INTERNATIONAL

Rating: 4.86 stars   76 reviews

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Location: PO Box 620335 Littleton CO 80162 USA

Mission: The mission of Pandas International is to ensure the preservation and propagation of the endangered Giant Panda. By providing public awareness and education, support for research, habitat preservation and enhancement, and assistance to the Giant Panda Centers in China. The Giant panda is one of the most delightful and captivating of animals, yet one of the most endangered species in the world. The best scientific estimates place the number at only approximately 1,600.
Results: Great Green Project- Pandas International has embarked on a bamboo replanting project to mitigate the disastrous effects of the 2008 earthquake on the Giant Pandas’ primary food source, and, to replenish bamboo lost as a result of floods, landslides and unusually heavy snows during the years following the earthquake. Pandas International is committed to a sustainable approach for providing food, shelter and safe migration corridors for the Giant Panda as part of its belief that without sustainable habitats and a plentiful food supply, the opportunities for achieving its mission will be dramatically diminished. Pandas International also provides annually a special formula to the panda nursery’s for the young cubs. We also send medicines and vaccines, medical equipment, veterinary supplies, and provide advanced training for staff.
Programs: Direct Suport of the Panda Centers at Wolong and Bifengxia
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended several fund raising activities and have always been impressed with the director and board and the worthiness of this charity. This group goes way above and beyond.

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I met Suzanne and Diane the other founder of Pandas International in 2001 and was so impressed by what they were doing that while on a vacation to China that September we (4 of us) contacted them about seeing the reserve in Woolong. I had always been a lover of the bear since the USA received in 1972 the great gift of the adorable black and white bear. Spending time at the reserve made me aware of how important the preservation of this great animal is and how little monies are actually being received at the reserve from the other very well-known animal support organizations. I have been dedicated ever since to helping promote awareness and money to a special species and love the fact that what Pandas International does is received at the reserves. Please support this great organization which is dedicated to getting supplies and funds to the place where it makes a difference! Just 1600 remain on the planet.

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I've been exceptionally impressed by the dedication if Panda's International toward the protection of the giant panda. In addition to public awareness, the organization provides for the fundamental needs of the panda centers managed by the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda. The support includes vital medications for the pandas, X-ray and medical equipment, funding for researchers and scientists, panda enrichment and funding to support the daily needs of the reserves. No other organization is more committed to saving the Giant Panda.

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I found Suzanne Braden’s passion and commitment towards conservation of the giant panda inspiring….so inspiring I wanted to make an immediate difference and volunteered to serve on the Board of Directors.

I proudly serve on the board of directors and look forward to continued support of the P/I mission. From my experience I first hand see how Pandas International puts all donations to effective use supporting giant panda conservation.

I found that helping make decisions on how we support the pandas both directly and indirectly truly inspiring. I’ve been to China twice to volunteer at Bifengxia Panda Reserve and am looking forward to my next visit. I find that caring for the pandas, hand carrying supplies to the reserve and helping the reserve staff fulfilling….I’ve adopted a cub and will continue to support her over the coming years.

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I would find a way to grow our presence nationally so that we could spread awareness even further and increase our fundraising efforts in support of giant panda conservation.

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I have volunteered with Pandas International, since joining one of their 2010 tours in China, and adopted a cub Hu Xiao, since 2010. I also support the work of Pandas International by bringing enrichment toys to the pandas. I assist in fundraising through donations of items and attend their annual dinner in February in Denver.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Establish a sub branch in Australia where I live.

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Life-changing

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As the Volunteer Director and Board member of Pandas International, going to China once a year to observe how our support is being implemented at the Panda Centers is one of the greatest times of the year. Hand carrying supplies in heavy luggage and long flights is quickly forgotten at the sight of Giant Pandas. Seeing the staff caring for the pandas and knowing Pandas International is having an impact by providing formula, incubators, vaccines, basic hospital supplies, advanced training for staff, etc. is a wonderful feeling. Doing all I can to help save this magnificent species is extremely fulfilling. Seeing cubs in incubators PI has provided and getting formula PI has provided and staff helping the cubs to nurse is just truly inspirational. So as we say- Endangered means we have time- Extinction is Forever!

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Life-changing

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I came across Pandas International earlier this year and was immediately impressed with their ability to deliver on their mission -- providing public awareness and education (through strategic partnerships with panda reserves and multimedia organizations like explore.org), supporting research and promoting habitat preservation. The importance of Giant Pandas is a difficult message to deliver to a global audience, many of whom may never see them in real life, and Pandas International does an incredible job of connecting people to these amazing animals.

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I've been adopter of panda Qian Qian at Wolong Panda Club since 2007 and became volunteer advisor to Pandas International (PI) since 2012.
Pandas International is a great non-profit organization that makes every effort to help a very lovely but endangered animal species-the giant panda. Not mentioning all that PI has done for the pandas in the past 13 years since its foundation, only in the past couple of years I've witnessed and also assisted PI to donate various products to help the pandas: vaccines, agents, anesthetic machines and rifles, GPS collars and radio transmitters, special formula milk powder for panda cubs, incubators etc. Everything is expansive and needs special effort and care to finally be delivered to the panda base.
Besides PI gives concern and support to panda keepers, researchers and staff who work in remote and isolated mountains where have had experienced a couple of huge earthquakes and several disarstrous floods. Each year when PI people come to China, they would host dinner to thank panda keepers, researchers and staff for their hard work. PI also supports panda researchers for training abroad, which can broaden their mind and view and helps in their work for the pandas.
Suzanne, Director of PI is a respectful lady. What's in her mind is all about how to raise more fund and how to help pandas. Just a few days ago, when I accompanied her shopping for fundraising for pandas in Beijing, she did not buy anything for herself and many vendors said she was mean. Yes, she is mean to herself, but she is generous in helping the pandas. And so is every panda friend I know from PI!
I hope more people will get to know PI, help PI and do whatever they can for the pandas.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

let more people get to know this organization and help this organization.

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My daughter (18 yrs) and I were travelling in China for a month and volunteered at Bifengxia Panda Center for a day. It took us 2 hours by private car to get there from Chengdu and we spent the most wonderful day at the Centre. We looked after a Panda breeding enclosure with Ebu and Chengdu our pandas.

We mucked out the outdoor area as well as their indoor sleeping and eating area. Break up the bamboo and replace it in the outdoor area. We got to cut up apples, carrots and 'Panda cake' for their morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and hand fed them with the trainer close by. What an amazing experience. Lots of photo opportunities.

We ate lunch with all the Chinese employees and spent about an hour when the park was closed over lunch watching the baby pandas play in the Kindergarten enclosure!

We would definitely go back for longer than a day next time!

Cherie and Maddi Whan from Australia July 2012

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Pandas International is a wonderful non-profit that encourages and educates all panda lovers to help save the pandas.

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