THE JOURNEY OF REINTRODUCING LANGURS TO THE WILD
2017-02-21 08:43:59 | Admin
In 2016, Hatinh langur Reintroduction project has been at the second stage, following the initial success in which reintroduced langur have shown well adaptation to their wild habitat.
Mr.Tilo Nadler, Management Board staff of Ke Go Nature Reserve and GreenViet cooperatively reintroduced the langurs on 09/12/2016
Released langurs in Ke Go were first transported from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh. After being transported about 300 km long by car, these lucky langurs finally arrived to the bank of Ke Go River. Having relaxed several hours, the langurs were continuously moved 8 km long by boat to reach the forest’s edge, where many melodious streams were flowing and their friends and relatives were waiting. Seeing the green and wild forest around with enthusiastic eyes, the langurs got very excited and it seemed that they really want to break out the wooden cages and get out immediately.
Transporting the langurs by boat in Ke Go Lake
However, the journey didn't stopped there. After that, it took approximately 2 hours more passing through forests and wading across streams for the team to carry the langurs reaching the area where the previous langurs were released. This must be the toughest time for us because of the Ke Go dense forest that caused lots of challenges for us to get through. We often had to penetrating strong stream flows as well as crossing jagged rocks to finally reach the destination.
Carrying langurs and wading stream
When we already reached the source of the stream, standing in front of us was a steep and high mountain. Somewhere halfway through mountain was the place where the previous reintroduced langurs were inhabiting. After relaxing to recharge ourselves, we kept carrying the langurs up to the mountain. The langurs seemed to understand our hardship so that they sit quietly in the wooden boxes in stead of being noisy when we were at the edge of the forest.
Carrying animals to the release area
After around 40 minutes climbing up to the mountain, we reached the destination. Without any tiredness, we were excitingly waiting for the moment when the langurs were released. When the wooden box was opened, the langur immediately ran outside and climbed up to the tree.
Opening the wooden box to release the animal
After looking around for a while, he looked to us as if wanted to say thank you, then he moved to branches to follow his fellows living somewhere nearby.
Ha Tinh langur - Trachypithecus hatinhensis
Source: Hoang Quoc Huy/GreenViet
Translator: Nguyen Huu Ngoc Han