2020
by Center for Nature Conservation and Development

Community-based monitoring and population viability analysis for the critically endangered Delacour’s langurs in Kim Bang forests, Ha Nam province, Vietnam to set up long-term conservation prioritie

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2020
by Center for Nature Conservation and Development

Community-based monitoring and population viability analysis for the critically endangered Delacour’s langurs in Kim Bang forests, Ha Nam province, Vietnam to set up long-term conservation prioritie

The project’s goal is to ensure the long-term survival of the Delacour’s langur sub-population in Kim Bang forests through community-based monitoring and habitat and population viability assessment to inform conservation management priorities. The specific objectives are:

  • To get involvement of local authorities and communities in monitoring the Delacour’s langur sub-population and patrolling forests through the establishment and operation of a community monitoring team;
  • To conduct Population Viability Analysis (PVA) for the Delacour’s langur in Kim Bang forests to help policy makers and conservation organizations develop effective conservation actions to protect and recover the population in the wild.
  1. Establishment and operation of a community monitoring team We will work with provincial and district Forest Protection Department (FPD) and close-to-forest communes to select and set up a community-based Delacour’s langur monitoring team, consisting of three villagers. Then, we will develop a monitoring manual and information collecting protocols, that will be used by the monitoring team later, for training monitoring members.
  2. Population Viability Analysis The above population monitoring results and previous population surveys will provide input data for PVA using VORTEX software to determine extinction probability of the species in different scenarios to guide conservation decisions.
Name organisation:
Center for Nature Conservation and Development
Start date:
01-05-2020
Funding:
€10000
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Country/Territory:
Vietnam
Name organisation:
Center for Nature Conservation and Development
Start date:
01-05-2020
Funding:
€10000
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Country/Territory:
Vietnam Africa

Conserving Delacour’s langurs in Vietnam

Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) is an endemic primate to Vietnam and has IUCN conservation status as Critically Endangered. The largest sub-population of Delacour’s langur is known to inhabit Van Long Nature Reserve with about 120 individuals. The second largest sub-population of this species was recently counted about 73 individuals in Kim Bang forests, outside Vietnam’s protected area system. Under the support of the Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection, CCD will implement the project “Community-based monitoring and population viability analysis for the critically endangered Delacour’s langurs in Kim Bang forests, Ha Nam province, Vietnam to set up long-term conservation priorities” from June 2020 – May 2022. The project aims to ensure the long-term survival of the Delacour’s langur sub-population in Kim Bang forests through community-based monitoring and habitat and population viability assessment to inform conservation management priorities.