WWF Adopt a Panda
WWF Adopt a Panda Gift Pack

Adopt a Panda

WWF Adopt an Animal

from £3.00 a month

  • Gift pack includes a cuddly panda toy, panda factbook, bookmarks, stickers, and a personalisable certificate!
  • Receive regular updates with WWF’s “Wild World” and “My Pandas” magazines.
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Last Minute Gift

Last Minute Gift?

Left it til the last minute again? No problem! WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your standard gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

FREE Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery

WWF offer FREE delivery as standard. Please allow up to 10 days for gift pack delivery. If you need the gift pack sooner choose express delivery for £7.50 and the package will be sent the same day if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday.

WWF Registered Charity Number: 1081247

Adopt a Panda

Adopt a Panda

There are Few Panda’s in the Wild

With as few as 1,860 pandas remaining in the wild today, now is the time to help halt the decline with WWF. Your monthly donations will provide the funds for WWF to create ‘green corridors’ to link isolated giant pandas. They will also create local nature reserve management, and patrol against poaching and the illegal logging of the panda’s surrounding habitat.

From just £3.00 a month you can adopt a panda, and help WWF to protect the future of this amazing species whilst conserving their habitat and our natural world.

WWF Adopt a Panda Toy

Adopt a Panda Gift Pack with Cuddly Toy

The Panda is an iconic animal when it comes to conservation. When you adopt a Panda with WWF you get a fantastic gift pack which includes a cute fluffy toy of your chosen animal. Wonderful for loved ones of all ages.

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Panda Facts

5 Panda Facts

  1. Whilst the giant panda is considered a national treasure in China there are less than 1600 left in the wild.
  2. 99% of a panda’s diet consists of bamboo.
  3. Giant pandas have a special bone that extends from their wrists called a “pseudo-thumb,”. This “thumb” is used to hold and manipulate bamboo.
  4. During the summer the panda will climb as high as 13,000 feet up the mountains of the areas they live in during the summer so they can feed.
  5. A giant panda living in the wild has a life span of approximately 20 years.

Why Adopt a Panda?

Panda conservation has been one of WWF’s great success stories. In fact, the giant panda serves as the organisations logo. Three-quarters of all pandas in the wild now reside in nature reserves and their outlook is good. Giant pandas no longer feature on the IUCN Red List which means they are no longer endangered. Whilst it is good news that the giant panda is no longer on the brink of extinction, they still face many threats and need our support. Here are five reasons why you should adopt a giant panda.

1. Giant Pandas Face Food Insecurity

So the hard bit of stopping poaching has been successful, but we have failed to ensure that giant pandas have access to adequate food supplies. Humans have been harvesting their main food source, bamboo. They have also been degrading giant panda habitat by collecting medicinal herbs. Obviously, this is a problem we can successfully deal with but need your help to do it. By adopting a giant panda through WWF, you will help the organisation ensure the giant panda population will continue to thrive.

2. Stop Habitat Destruction

Habitat destruction is the main reason why so many species all over the world are threatened and despite the fact that the vast majority of giant pandas live in nature reserves, they are still not immune. These nature reserves are being dissected by roads and railways and this leaves panda populations isolated from one another. Isolated panda populations prevents breeding from taking place which means the success we have had with the conservation of the giant panda is being undermined. By adopting a panda you will be funding the important conservation work WWF does in ensuring pandas can continue to breed.

3. Global Warming Is A Major Threat

The reason why giant pandas are found in only one part of the world is because they are extremely sensitive to their climate which allows bamboo to grow. If we continue to allow temperatures to rise, all the hard work that led to the success of panda conservation will have amounted to nothing. Help WWF advocate against carbon emissions by adopting a panda.

 

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4. Help Limit Panda Tourism

Pandas are famous all over the world and it’s not surprising that people come from far and wide to see them in their natural habitat. Unfortunately, tourism has not been managed in a sustainable manner and this has put pressure on the panda’s habitat. By adopting a panda you will be helping WWF partner with the government in adopting eco-friendly tourism policies which ensure that panda populations continue to grow.

5. A Panda Adoption Is The Perfect Gift Idea

If a friend or family member has a birthday coming up, or you are trying to figure out what to give them for Christmas, why not gift them a WWF panda adoption? Adopting a panda is far more useful than a greeting card or pair of socks because it provides the funding for the important panda conservation work WWF does. Plus the recipient will get a bunch of goodies and regular updates on how panda conservation is going.

A baby panda

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About WWF

For a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.

WWF Charity Information

WWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.

WWF Facts

  • a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
  • a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • over five million supporters worldwide
  • 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community

WWF’s Mission

WWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It’s a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement longterm solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.

  • Conserve the world’s biological diversity.
  • Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.

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