Today in Vietnam, many spectacular designs of nature are facing extinction threats. Will you be the one who lends a hand to help save the primates in Vietnam? 

“The Alarming Situation of Primates in Vietnam” is a photo album comprising of species information and facts that aims to raise awareness and call for urgent actions from concerned citizens.

The following photos are in courtesy and copyright of Joel Sartore.

Primates in vietnam

Southern red-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) – Status: Endangered.

With 25 native species, Vietnam has the highest biodiversity of primate species in the Southeast Asian Mainland.

Primates in vietnam

Southern red-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) – Status: Endangered

However, high demand for wildlife medicines and products creates extremely high pressure on the wild population of primates.

Primates in vietnam

Indochinese grey langur (Trachypithecus crepusculus) – Status: Not evaluated

As a result, more than 90% of Vietnam’s primate species…

Primates in vietnam

Grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) – Status: Critically Endangered

…are threatened according to the IUCN Red List (2014).

Primates in vietnam

Grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) – Status: Critically Endangered

Seven taxa are listed as “Critically Endangered”,…

Primates in vietnam

Cat Ba langur (Trachypithecus poliocephalus) – Status: Critically Endangered

ten as “Endangered”,

Primates in vietnam

Northern red-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus annamensis) – Status: Data deficient

and six as “Vulnerable”.

Primates in vietnam

Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) – Status: Vulnerable

Three species are named under the “The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates” from 2014-2016.

Primates in vietnam

Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) – Status: Critically Endangered

The Endangered Primate Rescue Center has rescued around 300 individuals, bred approximately 220 individuals and released about 66 individuals back to the wild.

Primates in vietnam

Red-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) – Status: Endangered

Today, we are currently housing about 180 primates representing 15 species.

Primates in vietnam

Red-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) – Status: Endangered

This year is the Monkey’s year. This year, the primates need to hear your voice and see your action more than ever.

Primates in vietnam

Red-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) – Status: Endangered

Primates in vietnam

Southern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus siki) – Status: Endangered

To report an illegal wildlife crime, contact Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) at 1800-1522 or hotline@fpt.vn

To support EPRC and leave your footprint in the conservation’s trail, you can donate or sponsor an animal and help us save endangered primates of Vietnam.

Primates in vietnam

Bengal slow loris (Nyctibecus bengalensis) – Status: Vulnerable

Together, we can save these beautiful yet endangered animals.

Primates in vietnam

Bengal slow loris (Nyctibecus bengalensis) – Status: Vulnerable

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