I know everyone thinks pandas are cute and cuddly… and so do we. There are some who claim that we as a society have done too much to help these animals. Some try to claim that the millions of dollars spent on saving these creatures could have been better spent on things benefiting the human race as opposed to the Pandas. We at OMG say that’s a joke. The only reason Pandas are on the endangered list is because of the human race. We are the ones stealing their habitat and hunting them for senseless reasons. Would those nay-sayers still be crying foul if they were the ones about to be eradicated? Anyway… we are currently working with several agencies to help save these lovely creatures. There are only an estimated 2,000 left in the wild and we are committed to helping them survive at least One More Generation. We are currently collecting funds to help Pandas International and the WWF with their efforts.
The preservation of the Giant Panda will not only help ensure biodiversity, but will have a beneficial impact on the economic viability of the area through ecotourism, bamboo planting and harvesting by local villagers, and employment at the various Panda Centers in the region.
Supplies needed annually include;
- 1,000 kilos of Esbilac milk formula for the hand raised cubs
- Ketamine Anesthetic
- Antiserum and hormonal reagents used in artificial insemination
- Enzyme Immunoassay Reagents for testing female pandas
- Embryo Culture Medium
- Hospital supplies: syringes, worming paste, IV catheters, nipples and baby bottles
Here is a cool article about what some scientist are doing to help.
Support captive breeding programs in the United States and around the world. With low birth rates and reproduction issues, breeding in captivity is an important aspect of panda survival. Visit zoos that have captive pandas.
Donate money or time to an organization dedicated to protecting endangered pandas. Although wild pandas are only found in China, conservation organizations are found around the globe. Choose to donate money online or offer to volunteer if the organization is located close to you.
Sponsor or adopt a panda. Zoos and other organizations often support their efforts by having individuals “adopt” or sponsor a particular animal. With sponsorship, you might receive pictures and information about your specific adoptee. This makes a great gift for children or individuals who like pandas.
Grow bamboo. Some zoos in the United States accept bamboo donations from individuals. Contact a zoo with a panda near you to see if they have such a program and what the requirements are.
Learn about the Chinese government’s efforts to maintain panda habitat and save endangered pandas. Government efforts include turning land back into forest, promoting high yield crops instead of logging and promoting population control.
Avoid products that are made from animals who share habitats with pandas. Poachers and hunters of other species threaten pandas through snares, traps and other hunting methods.
Buy products from companies that donate money to panda conservation. Many conservation organizations sell panda related materials or provide information about companies that sponsor panda survival.
Or, if you want, you can send any of the listed supplies to us and we will make sure they go to good use. Send all supplies to;
One More Generation
P.O. Box 143627
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Keep checking back with us from time to time to learn more about what we all can do to help.