Red panda tourism gives hope in the mid-mountain range of the Eastern Himalaya, yet inappropriate practices may lead to failure

October 15, 2023

Damber Bista, Greg S. Baxter, Nicholas J. Hudson, Peter John Murray.

Letter, Society for Conservation Biology, Volume 5, Issue 11.

15 October 2023.

The red panda Ailurus fulgens tourism offers hope for wildlife tourism in the mid-mountain range of the Himalayas. Inappropriate practices may negatively affect the welfare of the target animals and inadvertently place them in jeopardy. Conservation agencies, local communities, and tour operators should take caution to ensure the sustainability of such initiatives, benefitting both wildlife and communities.