PANDAS INTERNATIONAL

Rating: 4.86 stars   78 reviews

Issues: Animals

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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love pandas and this in an organization that has the contacts and the desire to help pandas survive and thrive. I have donated to them because I feel confident that the money truly goes to helping pandas. They provide formula for the babies, bamboo for the adults, and anything that the panda people in China need to help this species until that wonderful day when pandas can come off the endangered species list.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing news stories about what they do.

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

give them more money

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Suzanne Braden and her staff do an excellent job of bring awareness to the need to save the Giant Panda from extinction and bridging our country with the Chinese people to whom the Panda is a National Treasure. I first became involved with Pandas International with the birth of Tai Shan at the National Zoo. Tai opened my eyes to the magic that pandas can give to us and each new birth especially here in the US brings a new sense that these magical, mystical and mesmerizing children of nature must endure for future generations to experience the joy they bring.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing about the successful births of many new babies, PI's help with medial equipment and supplies for the Panda Bases, the education they provide to others

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

Do nothing, they are great

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The Giant Panda is a worldwide symbol of why we need to protect all life on this planet. They bring such joy and peace just watching them eat, play and sleep. Suzanne Braden and her staff at Pandas International works tirelessly to help save and protect this charismatic and magical animal, especially after the earthquake which destroyed so much of the pandas habitat both at Woolong and in the wild. I believe in the work Pandas International does so much I am a Legacy Donor.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Keeping me updated on the status of my beloved Tai Shan in China

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazingly dedicated and friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Replant bamboo, purchase needed medical equipment, Help with rebuilding destroyed habitats

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I’m an enthusiastic member of Pandas International because I’ve seen the assistance they provide to the conservation of giant pandas. Working directly with facilities in China, Pandas International understands what resources are needed. They have procured funds to plant bamboo, shipped formula for newborn panda cubs, and even obtained medical supplies for panda care. Pandas International responded immediately to provide earthquake relief to people and bears affected by the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan China. I’ve donated to these efforts as well as to specifically purchase an ultrasound machine and to adopt a panda. I am pleased that all donations go directly to the care, feeding and health of endangered giant pandas.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my learning more about wild and captive giant pandas.

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

provide more avenues to communicate the excellent work Pandas International does.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I became involved with Pandas International after Tai Shan was born. Suzanne and her staff are very dedicated to helping and preserving the Giant Pandas. PI was there after the earthquake at Wolong with help and supplies. Through fund raising and volunteering PI is helping with the conservation of the Giant Pandas. Suzanne is a wonderful person and great to work with!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing that they are helping a endangered species survive!

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

do nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This non-profit dos so much to help the Giant Panda. I think since there are so few Giant Pandas on displays at zoos in the US, people are not confronted with the urgency of saving them from becoming extinct. After the earthquake in China, they did so much to help the Wolong Reserve. Also, they provide great products to buy to donate. All good quality and a great "Pennies for Pandas" program to educate your children how to give back.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The move of panda Tai Shan to China. Pandas International was critical on keeping us updated on how he was doing. Those of us who feel so close to Tai Shan in our heart really appreciate this.

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

Help with more advertising

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of Pandas International after the earthquake hit so hard. I was so impressed with what they did to save their pandas, I donated and then became more involved. I went to their dinner 2 years ago and was amazed to see how many other donors showed up. I've made donations in my Chinese preteen niece's name several times and she always asks that I do so. I'm so pleased to be able to help such a worthy cause.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Going to their dinner and seeing how many others support them.

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

do nothing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pandas International is dedicated to preservation and well being of the Pandas. I saw their hard work after the earthquakes a few years ago.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through the reports listed in the monthly newsletters

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

I can't think of any off hand.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I first heard of Pandas International several years ago after I visited the pandas at the National Zoo and Googled pandas when I returned home. I read about how they provided advanced medical equipment, supplies, food and other support to the panda breeding program in China which is always short of resources. After the earthquake in Szechuan they replaced important equipment and helped the pandas survive. To me the pandas are beautiful, entertaining, animals who have managed to survive despite changing conditions that should have caused their extinction. But the fact that they have survived despite their difficulty in reproducing, their highly specific diet, their shrinking habitat is a miracle and an inspiration to those who would help save the diversity of species. Pandas International has a unique niche in the world of non-profits and that is why I support it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing that they have help this highly endangered species survive

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

improve their public relations so that more people will know about it

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

panda conservation

Why did you make your donation at this time?

there is always a need for money to support this cause

What would you tell others about this organization?

everything I have written in this review

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I've been receiving the Pandas International newsletter for about 4 yrs. and am very impressed by their dedication to raising money to provide for the endangered Panda. I've "adopted" pandas through their organization and participated in a fundraiser to provide an Ultrasound machine and training for the Veterinarians in China.
I especially like that they provide medications and baby formula for the Panda nursery in WoLong. After the earthquake at the WoLong Breeding center they were one of the first agencies to respond with much needed supplies.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was very proud to help raise money to fund several projects including an Ultrasound machine for the breeding center.

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

I would give them more staff and more funds.

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7 people found this review helpful

I participated in the May 12th, 2008 Earthquake Relief Fund by donating to help rebuild the habitat for the giant panda. I also posted information on my website to spread the word.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

plant bamboo that was destroyed during the Sichuan earthquake.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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