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Red Panda Trans-Boundary Conservation

Published on September 21, 2022
Current Context: The State Bank of India Foundation (SBIF) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India entered into a partnership for Red Panda transboundary conservation in Sikkim, and Darjeeling & Kalimpong districts of West Bengal.
Red Panda Trans-Boundary Conservation
  • The objective of the collaboration is to generate information on the species at a transboundary level and engage with communities in safeguarding key habitats of Red Panda in Khangchendzonga, Sikkim, and the two districts of West Bengal.
  • The partnership between the SBIF and the WWF-India was announced at the Himalayan Zoological Park in Gangtok, which is the first-of-its-kind zoological park, where animals are kept in their natural habitat.
  • The event included presentations on Red Panda conservation, raising awareness among the younger generations, an inter-school quiz competition, and ended with zoo visits.
  • Every 3rd Saturday of September, International Red Panda Day is observed. It is an initiative of the Red Panda Network and was observed in 2010 for the first time. The theme of the IRPD-2022 was, “to save the red pandas from extinction”.
  • SBIF is the CSR arm of the State Bank of India that currently works in 28 States and UTs of India on sustainable environment, education rural development, healthcare, livelihood and skill development, youth empowerment, promotion of sports, etc. Sanjay Prakash is the current MD and CEO of the SBIF.


Q.1 The SBIF and WWF-India joined hands for the conservation of?
a. Red Panda
b. One-Horned Rhino
c. Gangetic Dolphin
d. Cheetah
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