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
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.
Longterm dedication to welfare and conservation
Honesty, transparency, and accountability in our work
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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Established in 1993, EPRC is a not for profit project dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of Vietnam’s endangered and critically endangered primate species.
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