What is Fauna & Flora doing to protect Vietnamese primates?
Fauna & Flora is working with local authorities in Vietnam to establish new reserves to secure currently unprotected populations of primates. We have developed action plans for the conservation of these species, and are working closely with local communities to enact them.
This includes training community-based teams to conduct patrols of the primate’s habitat, monitoring for signs of wildlife, and also for signs of illegal logging and hunting.
They spend around 20 days of every month patrolling the area, reporting any illegal activity that may put wildlife in danger. The crucial information that is collected on these patrols is essential to inform future conservation decisions.
We are working closely with government agencies and other local partners to halt the cement mining that poses a clear and present danger to the karst limestone habitat on which some of these species depend for survival.
But there is much more to be done to protect these extremely fragile primate populations. We need your help to train and equip more community rangers to patrol and protect Vietnam’s crucial forest’s and karst mountains, and make them a safe home where primates can thrive.
How will my donation help save Vietnamese primates?
Your donation could help train local community-based conservation teams and provide them with the equipment they need to monitor primates while patrolling the dense Vietnamese forest.
They face harsh conditions on a daily basis, and need equipment that can withstand these conditions, such as sturdy footwear, raincoats and protective gear.
Your donation could also provide them with the technology they need to conduct patrols, such as phones and power banks for communication, binoculars to spot primates among the tree canopy, and GPS units to track both their own location and that of the wildlife they encounter.
You could support awareness-raising activities with local communities on the threats facing Vietnam’s primates, and encourage them to get involved in primate conservation.
Please donate now to support this species-saving work.