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.
With 25 native species, Vietnam has the highest biodiversity of primate species in the Southeast Asian Mainland.
However, high demand for wildlife medicines and products creates extremely high pressure on the wild population of primates.
As a result, more than 90% of Vietnam’s primate species…
…are threatened according to the IUCN Red List (2014).
Seven taxa are listed as “Critically Endangered”,…
ten as “Endangered”,
and six as “Vulnerable”.
Three species are named under the “The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates” from 2014-2016.
The Endangered Primate Rescue Center has rescued around 300 individuals, bred approximately 220 individuals and released about 66 individuals back to the wild.
Today, we are currently housing about 180 primates representing 15 species.
This year is the Monkey’s year. This year, the primates need to hear your voice and see your action more than ever.
To report an illegal wildlife crime, contact Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) at 1800-1522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Together, we can save these beautiful yet endangered animals.
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