Quang Nam: Expanding the habitat for grey-shanked doucs

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(QNO) - Vice Chairman of the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee Le Tri Thanh had a field trip to the grey-shanked doucs’ habitat in Hon Do mountain (Tam My Tay commune, Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam province) on August 9.

Mr. Thanh (middle) and the Quang Nam delegation in Hon Do mountain
Mr. Thanh (middle) and the Quang Nam delegation in Hon Do mountain

Grey-shanked douc is an endangered species that needs to be preserved. In Hon Do mountain, the population of grey-shanked doucs stands at about 20 divided into two herds. They live in a natural forest area of over 10.5 ha. As their habitat is limited and partitioned by indigo forests and industrial parks, Quang Nam authorities are planned to preserve the doucs, facilitate their growth and reproduction.

Grey-shanked douc in Hon Do mountain
Grey-shanked douc in Hon Do mountain

Specifically, Quang Nam will buy some local forests, planting the native plants to expand the doucs’ habitat. In addition, it is necessary to raise the local awareness of this langur’s emergency. The activities of hunting doucs and deforestation are all banned.