Red Pandas By: Nidhi Rao and Aysun Lamp

Red Pandas Population Decline Graph

Red pandas' population declines when loggers demolish the bamboo forests, their habitat.

According to the Red Panda Network, recent studies have shown that global warming can cause the bamboo species to immigrate up to higher elevations, bringing the red pandas with them.

As red pandas have to move to new locations, they have to adapt and find new prey. There's a lot of competition in finding sustainable food sources, but overtime, the population will increase exponentially, causing the population to reach its carrying capacity, which limits resources. This may also cause a decrease in population.
In 1991, there were a lot of deaths because the red pandas were being poached. The red panda population started to decline because of global warming. There was an abundance in 1996, causing the population to increase. In 1981, there was a large population of snow leopards poached, allowing red pandas to flourish.
Red pandas are leaving mainly Asia because they are becoming more popular in zoos. Red pandas are emigrating to other parts of Asia from China. Red pandas are also emigrating to mountains, due to the bamboo species to decline because of global warming, as stated before.
Snow leopards lower the population of red pandas because they hunt these red pandas. If there were to be no humans involved, snow leopards' population will increase, as the red pandas' population will decrease.

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