THE PHOTOJOURNALISM ABOUT UNLUCKY FATES OF LANGURS
2017-02-18 15:42:56 | Admin

Within 10 years working in the field of primate conservation, I witnessed 10 unfortunate fates of langurs – the species are in conservation priorities at the level of Endangered (EN) and Critically Endangered (CR) according to Vietnam Red Book 2007

Among 26 species and subspecies of primate in Vietnam, there are more than 12 species of langur that accounts for 48%. All these langur species are in conservation priorities at the level of Endangered (EN) and Critically Endangered (CR) according to Vietnam Red Book 2007, the IUCN in 2015 and in Group IB Decree 32/2006 / ND-CP. Because of the high risk of extinction, these species’ conservation has been paid special attention by  authorities, social organizations and local communities. However, within 10 years working in the field of primate conservation in Central and Central Highlands, I myself witnessed many langur individuals that belong to the douc genus were abused despite the availability of legal system which means to protect them. This photojournalism shows 10 unfortunate fates of douc which have gone through my life since 2006.

A red – shanked douc langur was shot in Son Tra, Da Nang, 2015

A red – shanked douc langur was stuffed and hung in a local house in Dak Glei, Kon Tum, 2014

Gray – shanked  douc langurs were captive in Kon Plong district, Kon Tum, 2014

Red - shanked douc langurs were stuffed and displayed at a restaurant in Ky Anh, Ha Tinh, 2013

Stuffed gray – shanked douc langurs were made in An Khe, Gia Lai, 2012

A black – shanked douc langur was shot to dead in Chu Prong, Gia Lai, 2008

A black – shanked douc langur was illegally kept in a local house in Duc Co, Gia Lai, 2008

A gray - shanked douc langur was stuffed at a local house in Ayun Pa district, 2008

A gray - shanked douc langur was stuffed and sold pucblicly in Huong Hoa, Quang Tri, 2007

A red – shanked douc langur was shot in Sa Thay, Kon Tum, 2007

Source: Tran Huu Vy/GreenViet

Translator: Vo Thi Quynh Trang


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