Survey in Vietnam records highest number of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys to date
Rare reversal of decline in unique species is cause for celebration
by Ally Catterick
A survey conducted in Ha Giang Province in Vietnam between September and October this year has recorded the highest number of Critically Endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys known to date.
The Management Board of the protected area, known as Khau Ca Species and Habitat Conservation Area, announced that between 108 – 113 of the distinctive looking primate were recorded at the site.
Previously the highest recorded number for the protected area was approximately 90 individuals, suggesting the population is recovering.The survey was led by Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) Vietnam Primate Programme Biologist, Nguyen Van Truong, and assisted by locally based community conservation teams and the University of Colorado Boulder’s research assistant team…
(read more: Fauna & Flora International)
photos: Nguyen Van Truong/FFI