To stop pandas from becoming extinct, there are a few things that can be done such as: donate to reputable organizations including the World Wildlife Fund, become an eco-tourist, make others aware of the pandas' plight and write letters to congressmen to take a more active role in working with foreign governments to help pandas. One of the easiest ways to help the pandas is to spread the word and to make others aware, which can be done by reaching out to friends, family and strangers through cards, letters, websites, blogs and even texts.

The World Wildlife Fund offers free e-cards to send and free link banners to place on a person's blog or website. The WWF also offers wallpaper for computer screens and ringtones for cell phones.

Another valuable contribution a person can make is to donate to a reputable organization that is aware of what needs to be done and is in a position to do it. One person might have a difficult time traveling to China and working on projects, but an organization such as the WWF is already there and doing as much as they can with the funds available. Donating to the WWF and other reputable panda organizations will give these organizations a chance to do additional research, perform panda monitoring, change community development by buying wood saving stoves. The need for fuel currently causes locals to ravage the forest home of the pandas. The WWF and others also patrol panda reserve borders to ensure that no poachers, loggers or hunters make it through.