Our Story

For 25 years the EPRC has been active in the conservation of Vietnams threatened primate fauna.

This is our story

Over the lifetime of EPRC we have rescued more than 300 rare primates from the illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam.

Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) initiates a project in Cúc Phương National Park (CPNP) to assess the status of the Delacours langur.

EPRC is founded by Tilo Nadler, project manager of the FZS. Confiscation of the first primates, two Delacour langurs.

EPRC gets a 1-hectare area in Cúc Phương National Park, its final location

EPRC expands with a 2-hectare semi-wild area.

EPRC expands again with a 5-hectare semi-wild area.

EPRC expands with another 1-hectare enclosure area.

The first release of Hatinh langurs at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

The first release of Delacour langurs to Van Long Nature Reserve.

Zoo Leipzig takes over full support and management of EPRC.

EPRC covers 9-hectare, houses 160 animals and employs a team of 35 staff.

Rescuing and rehabilitation endangered primates confiscated from illegal trade

Establishing captive populations of highly endangered primates species

Releasing primates successfully into suitable habitat

Gaining and disseminating knowledge that inspires our community to contribute to the survival of Vietnams primate fauna



The DELACOUR’S LANGUR & Frankfurt Zoological Society

For more than 50 years nothing was known about one of the world’s rarest primate species, the Delacours langur (Trachypithecus delacouri). The species was discovered in 1930 not far from Cuc Phuong National Park during a French expedition led by the famous French zoologist Jean Delacour. Two skins had been obtained from a local hunter, but there was no sighting of a living animal before 1987 in Cuc Phuong National Park. This was the impetus for the Frankfurt Zoological Society to begin a project in Cuc Phuong National Park. The goal of the project was to gather information about the status of the species, their biology, and ecology, and to improve the protection of the only known distribution area.

Agriculture puts a huge strain on the water supply while causing it to be even more polluted.

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Red-Shanked Douc Langur


Primates of Vietnam

Tilo Nadler
Diane Brockman

Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam


our primates!

More than 300 rare primates rescued!

The Delacour’s langur is endemic to a small section of northern Vietnam. Named for French-American ornithologist Jean Théodore Delacour. It is considered to be one of the world’s most endangered primate species. 

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