Red pandas are currently listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN. However, recent field studies have shown that the numbers of red pandas in the wild are substantially lower than previously believed. In order to assess the situation properly and initiate appropriate actions, a Population and Habitat Viability Assessment (PHVA) workshop was scheduled for Autumn 2010 in Nepal. It is vital that PHVA workshops are attended by those closely linked to the species within the range states.
However, many of the organisations working with red pandas did not have the funds to travel to the workshop. Therefore, Dublin Zoo, along with other zoos in the Red Panda EEP donated funds to support the attendance of these much-needed organisations at the red panda PHVA workshop.