Poachers in Dhading district central Nepal are transforming as conservationists as they have realized that conservation is key to the balanced ecosystem. Locals used to be troubled by several wild animals earlier including the endangered red panda in the local forest. Locals were using bamboo forests of the area for making household wares and this had significantly diminished bamboo forests. Bamboo forests are the perfect habitat for red pandas. There is now a realization that conserving bamboo forests is good for livelihood as well as the red pandas.