the primates we care for

We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of Vietnam’s endangered and critically endangered primate species.

We are resolved to turn the tide for Vietnam's primates every day.


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25 species of Vietnam’s primates are ‘on the edge of extinction’

11 species listed as Critically Endangered



Primate poaching is widespread and common in Vietnam. Poachers covet the monkeys for their bones, organs and tissues, which are used in traditional medicines. The essential reason for the immense volume of wildlife in the illegal trade and the dramatic decline of wild animal populations – not only primates – results from an ineffective, unmotivated and apathetic enforcement of existing laws.


Habitat Destruction & Fragmentation

Deforestation of natural forests in Vietnam is proceeding at an alarming rate, and even though forested areas in general increase through reforestation it is predominantly as monoculture plantations. A large number of protected areas are very small or fragmented, and are therefore highly vulnerable to anthropogenic impacts. 

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New rescued gibbon arrived to EPRC at 10pm last night. We are trying to give her some additional nutrition but slowly. Some vegetables and Stick insects are given to her this early morning, she will need a long time to recover her health and for adding so much more weight. See MoreSee Less
EPRC staff on urgent rescue missionRanger from Hue city informed to EPRC that there is a gibbon in bad condition…All we had were pictures that showed a young gibbon in very poor nutrition state and very bad health. We had no better choice than go for rescue right immediately. We could complete paper work right end of working day. Two of EPRC staff went by rented car for 12 hours from Cuc Phuong to Hue city. Right now they are working with the local authorities and then rush back.. Stay tuned, we will update you soon.——–cán bộ EPRC đang thực hiện nhiệm vụ cứu hộ khẩn cấpKiểm lâm từ thành phố Huế đã thông báo cho EPRC rằng có một cá thể vượn hiện đang trong tình trạng tồi tệ … Tất cả những gì chúng tôi có là những bức ảnh được gửi cho thấy một con vượn non trong tình trạng suy dinh dưỡng nặng và sức khỏe kém. Không có lựa chọn nào tốt hơn là ngay lập tức đi giải cứu. Chúng tôi có thể cố gắng hoàn thành công việc hồ sơ bàn giao ngay cuối ngày làm việc. Hai nhân viên EPRC đã đi bằng ô tô thuê trong suốt 12 tiếng từ Cúc Phương đến thành phố Huế. Ngay lúc này, họ đang làm việc với các nhà chức trách địa phương để hoàn tất thủ tục cần thiết và sẽ nhanh chóng ngay lập tức quay trở lại .. Hãy theo dõi chúng tôi! Chúng tôi sẽ cập nhật cho các bạn sớm nhất.——–#eprc #animals #rescueanimal #rescue #gibbon #vượn #monkey #conservation See MoreSee Less

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