The Cuc Phuong National Park, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex Management Board and Four Paws Viet on August 27 released three Delacour's langurs (Trachypithecus delacouri) into the wild on Ngoc island in the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex.
The move was the first step to realize a plan to establish a new Delcour's langur population in this region.
Currently, Ninh Binh province is home to the largest community of endangered Delacour's langurs in Vietnam. There are nearly 200 Delacour's langurs in Van Long Westland Nature Reserve. Another population of Delacour's langurs is being raised in cages at the endangered primate rescue center in the Cuc Phuong National Park.
Delacour's langurs used to live in the Trang An region in the middle of the 90s, but they were all killed by poachers.
In the recent time, the Cuc Phuong National Park has worked with the Trang An Scenic Landscape Management Board and Four Paws Viet to explore the habitat in Trang An in a bid to revive the local Delacour's langur community.
The three Delacour's langur, including one male and two females, were transferred from the Cuc Phuong National Park's endangered primate rescue center to Trang An on August 23.
The release of the langurs back into the wild in the Trang An complex will not only help preserve the animals, but also raise public awareness of biodiversity conservation.
Translated by Nguyen Thuy
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