RESEARCH ON RED-SHANKED DOUC IN SON TRA, DA NANG
2015-10-19 08:20:50 | Admin

GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Centre have supported Jonathan B. Clayton - the Ph.D. candidate from the University of Minnesota, U.S. to implement the project "Research the biology and microbiology in the digestive system of the Red-shanked Douc

Red-shanked Douc langur (Pygathrix Nemaeus) is an endemic species of Indo-China which is endangered in Viet Nam. There are about 200 individuals of red-shanked Douc in Son Tra, Da Nang. However, this species is seriously threatened due to habitat destruction and fragmentation. Moreover, conservation this species meets a lot of difficulty dues to lack of specific research on characteristics and ecological behavior of the species.

GreenViet has been conducting research activities on Red-shanked Douc langur in Son Tra with the aim to preserve species from extinction. Currently, GreenViet’s researchers have supported Jonathan B. Clayton - the Ph.D. candidate from the University of Minnesota, U.S. to implement the project "Research the biology and microbiology in the digestive system of the Red-shanked Douc langur " within two years 2013-2014. This study was conducted to supplement the understanding of the biological characteristics and composition of microorganisms in the digestive system and nutrition of species outside the natural habitat, thereby improving the efficiency of the conservation.


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