Safeguarding endangered Douc Langurs and Critically Endangered Gibbons at Son Tra Nature Reserve and Chu Mom Ray National Park
Project

Safeguarding Endangered Douc Langurs and Critically Endangered Gibbons in Vietnam’s Son Tra Nature Reserve and Chu Mom Ray National Park

Duration
2013 - 2014
Location
Viet Nam
Species protected
Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae
Red-shanked Douc langur Pygathrix nemaeus

Project objectives

Patrol teams trained and equipped with new skills will be particularly efficient in protecting populations of Douc Langurs and Gibbons. Snare and trap patrols should immediately reduce hunting, poaching and wildlife trade in Son Tra Nature Reserve and Chu Mom Ray National Park. With time, increased law enforcement will reduce the incidence of illegal activities.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

Based on experience at other locations the project expects to see a rapid decrease in the number of Gibbons for sale or kept as pets in nearby villages and towns such as Kon Tum or Danang. Confiscated animals will be cared for and returned to the forest.

Local people will learn that actively protecting Gibbons and Douc Langurs can bring them economic rewards over the long term.

This project is implemented by Douc Langur Foundation.