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  

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...

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I receive regular newsletters from Pandas International - they keep me updated on recent initiatives and news about their conservation efforts on behalf of the giant panda species. The people of this organization work very hard and are very passionate about their cause. In the aftermath of the 2008 earthquake that severely and irreparably damaged the giant panda breeding centre in Wolong, director Suzanne Braden promptly started collecting the supplies and equipment urgently needed to support rescue operations in Wolong and she personally delivered these to the centre, undertaking the risky and long journey by road to ensure continuity of the rescue and relocation efforts. No doubt, her presence at the breeding centre provided the staff with much needed emotional support as they ensured the safety of the giant pandas and assisted the centre's visitors who were there when the earthquake struck; they did this without regard for their own safety.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their commitment to keeping the public informed of their activities and accomplishments. Their newsletters really allow me to know where my contributions are making a difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

I have been a member of Pandas International for several years as I believe that we all need to do something to save these beautiful bears. By wearing Pandas International clothing & by adopting a panda, I am trying to get the word out to everyone.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the personal contact from Suzanne & her staff and their dedication to helping the pandas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

The dedication of Suzanne Braden and other staff at Pandas International has impressed me again and again. Their work on behalf of giant pandas is very personal to them and is done out of pure love for this beautiful species that has been driven to the brink of extinction by human encroachment on their habitat. After the terrible earthquake in Sichuan Province, Suzanne rushed to provide whatever help she could to the pandas and their caretakers. She continues to work closely with the Chinese staff to secure the supplies and equipment needed to breed and nurture captive pandas and establish a population large enough to ensure the survival of the species.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff's responsiveness to questions and their efforts to quickly get the news out about pandas' situation in the aftermath of the earthquake. For quite a while, PI was the only reliable source of information about how the earthquake had affected Wolon

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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6 people found this review helpful

I've enjoyed every encounter with Pandas International from buying T-shirts and other fund raising things to donating my drawing. I know what good work they do for Pandas. One example is the special milk formula they provide for the newborn Panda babies in China. Pandas International was first on the scene with medical supplies after the earthquake. This organization is GREAT!

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

helping with fund-raising.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their attention to details and the "personal touch"

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

All the staff is considerate and kind.

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

Help more Pandas and save them from extinction.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I made 2 purses for the Pandas International Fund Raiser in February 2010. I talked with the people at the organization several times on the phone and by email. Each time they expressed their gratitude and how thrilled they were to have my donation items for the Silent Auction. I was glad to have the opportunity to make something that ended up raising needed funds to help the pandas in China. This was not the first time I donated. I consider Pandas International to be an honest and dedicated organization that actually makes a difference in helping the pandas in China. They have relationships with the Chinese Panda people and they work to provide all that they need to help the pandas there. To me, They are the

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

fun, very informative on panda and related nature issues, honest, hard-working, and like-minded in love for pandas.

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

Do all that is necessary to move pandas off the endangered list.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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