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Red Panda Habitat: Afforestation for Preserving Bamboo

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Bamboo is not just a forest that encapsulates lush green fields. Bamboo forests are instead
a habitat for several species. The Red Panda is one of them. The bamboo forests not only
food and shelter to this creature that is on the verge of extinction but is also necessary for
the preservation of the species. In this article, we will delve into the facts on why preserving
bamboo is essential for the preservation of Red pandas.
We will also explore Amwoodo’s efforts in safeguarding these endangered species and the
steps taken to preserve bamboo.

Bamboo- Red Panda Habitat
Bamboo forests are not just food for Red pandas but also their habitat. This is one of the
many instances that makes the existence of bamboo forests within the ecosystem one of
the most critical aspects. Apart from being a food source, the nature-friendly bamboo plants
are also the primary diet of the red panda. The preservation of bamboo forests is a unique
process. The more the forests with bamboo plants are deforested, the growth of the forests
is maximized. This growth suffices the habitat for endangered species like red panda.
Bamboo Afforestation is thus a prime necessity as activities like deforestation, habitat
fragmentation are some of the human interventions that are likely to cause biodiversity loss.
Moreover, safeguarding and preserving the bamboo forests is a prime necessity to protect
the habitat of endangered species like Red Panda.

Why Preserve Bamboo Forests?

Biodiversity Hotspots
The necessity of preserving bamboo is significantly based on the support that it provides to
diverse ecosystems. The necessity to preserve bamboo cannot be overstated. Preservation
of biodiversity and the ability to provide habitats is yet another essential domain.
Afforestation of Bamboo enhances both terrestrial and aquatic environments. This helps in
providing a mutualistic relationship underscoring its role as a symbol of resilience while
sustaining interconnectedness in the natural world and encouraging nature-friendly
initiative. Thus the support growing bamboo forests provide is commendable. Many species,
plants, animals and microorganisms have formed a habitat within these forests and provide
vital food and shelter to them.

Carbon Sequestration
Carbon sequestration is an eminent prospect that deals with the extraction of atmospheric
carbon dioxide along with its storage in the terrestrial ecosystem for an elongated period of
time. Bamboo forests hold and occupy a total area of 36 million hectares worldwide. This
stands equivalent to 3.2 percent of the total forest area of the world. It has been determined
that on average one hectare of bamboo is likely to absorb 17 tonnes of carbon per year.

Soil protection
Bamboo has enormous environmental benefits. It has been observed that the soil-grabbing
roots are one of the most prominent qualities of bamboo that assist in soil protection by
preventing soil erosion. Bamboo roots also help in maintaining soil stability. The roots of
bamboo have the ability to leach heavy metals from the soil. This process also helps in
efficiently drawing water nearer to the surface as a result of strong water absorption

Threat of Habitat Loss
Wildlife is facing a threat as a result of this imbalance caused by deforestation. The impact
of climate change on habitat loss as a result of deforestation and infrastructure is a new
conflict with human factor intervention.

The loss of habitat of the Red panda is one such example that is threatening to nature. Red
Panda found in the Northeast region of India along with the northern areas of West Bengal
is a species that is on the verge of extinction. Their sole habitation relies on Bamboo
forests. The presence of symbiotic relations between Bamboo forests and Red Panda is
solidified as they feed on bamboo and also foster in maintaining balance of the forests by
culminating control and regulation of the growth of the forests. However, human
involvement like deforestation, fragmentation and climate change are some of the crucial
aspects that hinder this harmonious balance.

Amwoodo’s Efforts for Conservation
At Amwoodo, we are taking initiatives to safeguard the habitat of these endangered
species. Our initiative is to promote sustainable products with bio-degradable materials.
This leads to our close association with bamboo forests. Our initiative of afforesting more
than 674 acres of land has been one of the essential prospects that would lead to the
preservation of habitat and also preserving bamboo.
As we opt for manufacturing environmentally responsible products, we also provide a
sustainable living solution. One effective way that entails support for the preservation of
bamboo forests is to choose eco-friendly and nature-friendly products. Bamboo-based
textiles, and biodegradable bamboo products that align with sustainable living are our sole
prospects as it demand for afforestation of bamboo forests and preserving bamboo is
essential in making a positive environmental impact through the sustenance of balance in