Project on rare primate preservation launched in Thanh Hoa
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Project on rare primate preservation launched in Thanh Hoa

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VNA
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – 10:49:00 Print

A corner of Pu Hu nature reserve (Photo: VNA)
Thanh Hoa (VNA) – A scientific project to
evaluate and preserve primates in Pu Hu Nature Reserve in the northern central
province of Thanh Hoa in 2019-2021 was recently approved.

The management board of the reserve area will research
the current status and distribution area, gender, living conditions, food and
threats to the species.

It is set to hold conferences in 53 villages and sign
commitments to raise public awareness about rare primate protection.

In addition, 11 coordinating projects will be carried
out to control hunting rifles in villages close to the reserve.  The board is also working to propose
preservation measures and printing posters for communication work.

The number of rare primates is declining due to
hunting and illegal deforestation. The project aims to enhance protection of
the animals and prevent hunting activities, contributing to preserving
biodiversity.

Pu Hu Nature Reserve is
home to many rare animals, with up to 30 of them named in the Red Book of Vietnam and of the
International Union for Conservation of Nature, including Tibetan bears,
Malayan bears, gayals and Delacour’s langur.

Vietnam’s primates are mainly found in Ha Giang, Tuyen
Quang and Thanh Hoa provinces, with many animals listed in the red book.-VNA

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