Protecting grey-shanked doucs
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Protecting grey-shanked doucs (25/07/2019)
The Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee and the Truong Son Xanh (Green Annamites) project under the U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID) held the second meeting to expand the project of protecting grey-shanked doucs in Tam My Tay village, Nui Thanh district. Vice Chairman of Le Tri Thanh chaired the workshop.
 
Protecting grey-shanked doucs is an urgent step and a long-term strategy which requires the cooperation of Truong Son Green Project of USAID, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). the World Conservation Organization (WWF) and the Vietnam Green Water Biodiversity Conservation Center (GreenViet) created and developed the project. 
 
In this second meeting, participants  discussed proposals, including Conservation of biodiversity resources in the region; enhancing the protection role of watershed forests. Accordingly, the total area of the habitat for gray-shanked doucs and biodiversity conservation will be planned to cover an area of 150ha.  Earlier, scientists discovered at least 4 herds of about 50 grey-shanked doucs living in 25ha of the natural forest on Hon Do mountain, Dong Co village, Tam My Tay commune, Nui Thanh district.
 
At the workdshop, participants agreed with the proposals; highly appreciated the meaning and benefits of the Network Project. It's expected that the project will bee deployed soon. 
 
Grey-shanked douc langur is an endemic species in the Vietnam Red Book and considered one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world.
 

Translator: Nhat Ha

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