What is Fauna & Flora doing to save Myanmar snub-nosed monkeys?
Fauna & Flora is installing camera traps and helping to implement community ranger programmes designed to protect the monkeys and their home.
But it’s simply not enough.
We need your support to purchase more camera traps and provide community rangers with the essential training and equipment like boots, rucksacks, sleeping bags and GPS units that they need to navigate challenging terrain and carry out vital patrols.
How will camera traps help?
Camera traps are crucial to the monkeys’ survival, allowing us to keep a close eye on their movements and understand this rare species. Science has only known of their existence since 2010, so increasing our understanding of them is integral to helping save them.
Furthermore, camera traps act as a deterrent to those who would hunt the monkeys, in addition to illegal loggers who would look to destroy their habitat.
Once these camera traps are in place, the effectiveness of our operations will be drastically improved and we can step up our work to keep these rare monkeys safe from harm.