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Quang Binh seeking ways to protect rare langurs

03 December 2019 | 07:40:00 AM

The central province of Quang Binh is seeking ways to protect a rare highly threatened kind of langur.

Authorities of Quang Binh’s Tuyen Hoa District People’s Committee co-operated with the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Research and Development (CIRD) to hold a seminar on the issue on November 29. Many experts also attended the event.

According to the seminar, the Hatinh langur or Trachypithecus hatinhensis named in the Vietnamese Red Book is endangered. The species live in a limestone area covering a total area of 509.42 hectares in Tuyen Hoa District.



The Hatinh langur in Quang Binh

A resident named Nguyen Thanh Tu, 58, in Thach Hoa Commune launched a voluntary group to save the species. However, the team’s efforts are not enough to fight against illegal hunting which has become more rampant.

Pham Hong Thai, head of Quang Binh Forest Rangers’ Department, said that since 2014, the agency has joined hands with scientists to survey the living environment of the Hatinh langur and proposed the planning of a 590-hectare area for animal preservation.

At the seminar, delegates recommended that households which are allocated with forestry land have to be responsible for the Hatinh langur protection. Besides, it is necessary to build a sustainable eco-tourism plan.

Forests in Tuyen Hoa District have a high bio-diversity with many rare plants and animals, including the Indochinese rhesus macaque primate


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