Nepali documentary film ‘Red Panda’ has been selected for Best Category Film Award in the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) in New York, USA.
According to WCFF official website, ‘The documentary film titled ‘Conserving the Red Panda’ is directed by Krishna Prasad Sigdel and produced by Red Panda Network has been selected for the Award.’ Sixteen other documentary films on wildlife from the globe are awarded under different categories by WCFF.
According to director Krishna Prasad Sigdel, the organizers informed about the selection via email. The award ceremony will take place during the 2015 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival and Biodiversity Conference slated to be held from October 16 to 25.
Red Panda, scientifically named Ailurus fulgens and known as ‘Habre’ in Nepali language is one of the uncommon animal, species reside in the canopy of broadleaf and mixed temperate forests in eastern districts of Nepal, Panchthar, Ilam and Taplejung. The red panda is also found in India, Bhutan, Myanmar, and China.