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Vietnam | With community support, an endangered langur species thrives in Van Long Nature Reserve

While in many places, ecosystems and wildlife are under increasing threat and suffering population declines, Vietnam’s Van Long Nature Reserve provides a light in the darkness. The reserve is home to the largest population of Delacour’s langurs (Trachypithecus delacouri), a critically endangered monkey species endemic to the country and numbering fewer than 300 in the wild today.

Through efforts by local communities along with German primatologist Tilo Nadler, the population has quadrupled since 2000. Now, Nadler is trying to establish more reserves to protect langurs living outside of it that are threatened by deforestation and poaching.

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