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'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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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

During its eleven year history, PI has become a global leader in the fight to save the endangered giant Panda. With a small staff of three part time employees and an unpaid director, PI has been able to supply panda centers with formual for cubs, critical medical equipment and supllies for the veterinarians, educational materials through its website, www.pandasinternational.org, and is currently engaged in a bamboo replanting campaign to help counter the loss of native bamboo due to the horrific earthquake of 2008, torrential spring rains of 2009-2010, and unusually heavy snows and disasterous floods in 2011. Theyt have quickly become a recognized and respected player in wildlife conservation and sustainable habitat protection.

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

the fact that their constant and passionate battle to save the giant panda has been recognized by major print and electronic media , and that contributions have seen a steady rise.

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

find a way to raise substantial sums of money to add staff and provide even more necessary supplies to the panda centers.

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