Village meetings to raise awareness of local communities to conserve the critically endangered Northern White-cheeked Gibbon in Pu Hoat Nature Reserve, Nghe An province

The northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is classified under the IB group of the List of endangered, rare and precious flora and fauna of the Vietnam Decree 06/2019/ND-CP dated on January 22, 2019, the Endangered (EN) in the 2007 Vietnam’s Red Data Book, and the Critically Endangered (CR) in the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species. The population of this species in the world is declining sharply due to human impacts and habitat loss. The northern white-cheeked gibbon previously existed in China, Laos and Vietnam; however, in recent years, this species was declared to be extinct in China. Thus, the northern white-cheeked gibbon is now distributed only in Vietnam and Laos. In Vietnam, Xuan Lien and Pu Hoat Nature Reserves (NR) have been identified as the most important habitats for this extremely endangered primate.

Being a part of programs on improving the capacity of relevant stakeholders in nature conservation and protection of endangered species in Vietnam, and followed the successfully completed village meetings on the conservation of the northern white- cheeked gibbon in Xuan Lien NR, the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD), in collaboration with Pu Hoat NR management board, organized village meetings in 05 villages of Muong Phu, Muong Hinh, Na Luom, Pu Duoc and Long Thang, with the aim at raising awareness of villagers in natural conservation in general and in conservation of the northern white-cheeked gibbon in particular. The meetings were taken place from 28 to 30 July 2020 and attracted more than 500 people in 05 villages with the enthusiastic support from officers of Pu Hoat NR.

Below is some photos of the awareness raising event:

Photo 1: Raising awareness for local villagers on forest protection and gibbon conservation in Long Thang village, Hanh Dich commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province
Photo 2: Women at various ages and children of Long Thang village, Hanh Dich commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province participated in the village meeting to understand the role of forest and conservation of the northern white-cheek gibbon
Photo 3: Villagers of Pu Duoc village, Dong Van commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province joined the gibbon games
Photo 4: A CCD’s female communication staff was facilitating the village meeting in Pu Duoc village, Dong Van commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province
Photo 5: Group photo with villagers of Na Luom village, Thong Thu commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province.
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COMMUNICATION OFFICER RECRUITMENT

Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) is a national conservation Non-Government Organization (NGO). CCD specifically works on nature conservation, endangered biodiversity protection to support sustainable development in Vietnam. CCD’s priorities are biodiversity inventory and monitoring; protected area management improvement, wildlife trafficking combat, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, sustainable forest management, and local community empowerment for biodiversity conservation and forest management.
CCD is currently recruiting a communication officer to deliver a multi-faceted communication plan of the Center. Continue reading “COMMUNICATION OFFICER RECRUITMENT”

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Values of Xuan Lien – Pu Hoat forest landscapes for the conservation of northern white-cheeked gibbon in Vietnam

The monitoring and conservation program of northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) in Vietnam is carried out by the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) with the focus on Xuan Lien Nature Reserve (NR) in Thanh Hoa Province and Pu Hoat NR (including Protection Forest) in Nghe An Province. This is a long-term program to protect, monitor and recover this Critically Endangered (CR) gibbon population in its historical distribution areas.
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Village meetings on conservation of Northern white-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys) in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve

The white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a primate that is classified as IB in the list of endangered forest animals, the Endangered group (EN) in the Vietnam Red Book and the Critically Endangered Group (CR) in the IUCN’s Red List because its population is declining sharply globally due to human impacts and habitat loss. White-cheeked gibbons previously existed in China, Laos and Vietnam. However, in recent years, this species has been declared extinct in China, they are currently distributed only in Vietnam and Laos. In Vietnam, Xuan Lien Nature Reserve and the adjacent Pu Hoat protection forest have been identified as important habitat for this extremely endangered primate. Continue reading “Village meetings on conservation of Northern white-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys) in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve”

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Study on distribution and natural regeneration of Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri in Kon Tum and Binh Phuoc provinces

Rosewood species (Dalbergia spp.) are high economic value and have been the most illegal logging and trading in Vietnam and Indochina region. As a result, many wild populations of rosewood species have been depleted in majorities of localities in Vietnam; few populations remained in specific protected areas are being threatened. Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri are being protected by national and international laws and regulations such as Decree 06/2019/ND-CP dated on 22 January 2019 (Group IIA) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (Annex II). Continue reading “Study on distribution and natural regeneration of Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri in Kon Tum and Binh Phuoc provinces”

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Conservation of the Critically Endangered Delacour's Langur (Trachypithecus Delacouri) associated with promotion of community-based ecotourism in Van Long Nature Reserve, Ninh Binh

Van Long Nature Reserve (NR) which situates in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province (20˚21’-20˚25’N, 105˚49’-105˚55’E) is among the most interesting original wetland reserve of the Red River delta in Vietnam. Van Long NR covers unique landscape and typical forest on limestone habitat with the topography of a series of limestone karst outcrops that rise abruptly out of surrounding alluvial plains and run in Northwest to Southeast direction. Continue reading “Conservation of the Critically Endangered Delacour's Langur (Trachypithecus Delacouri) associated with promotion of community-based ecotourism in Van Long Nature Reserve, Ninh Binh”

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CCD develops “Proposal on development of ecotourism in Lang Chanh Protection Forest for the period of 2020-2030 and vision to 2040”

Ecotourism is a way to help management boards of national parks, protected areas and protection forests to improve their operational efficiency thanks to additional revenue sources for forest protection, management and biodiversity. Moreover, ecotourism also helps raise the society’s awareness of natural values, thereby helping them to understand, appreciate and act more responsibly to protect and preserve those values. The success of some models of ecotourism, community tourism in some national parks and nature reserves in Vietnam such as Cat Tien, Phong Nha – Ke Bang, Ba Vi, Van Long, Tra Su are good lessons learned for forest owners plan to exploit the natural landscape values and ecological values of their units more effectively through tourism development. Continue reading “CCD develops “Proposal on development of ecotourism in Lang Chanh Protection Forest for the period of 2020-2030 and vision to 2040””

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Consultation workshop on draft 10-year periodic review report of Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve period 2010 – 2020

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Lorisidae study in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve

There are two species of Lorises have been confirmed in Vietnam, including the slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) and pygmy loris (N. pygmaeus). Moreover, the rapid population decline in recent year pushing them to the brink of extinction. As they are under severe threat both species are protected by national law. The species are also listed as Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and Vietnam Red Data Book.
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New findings of the Northern white-cheeked gibbon population in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve

The conservation program for the critically endangered northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) in Vietnam is a long-term conservation program that has been initiated by the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) with a focus on Xuan Lien and Pu Hoat Nature Reserves (NR). The purpose of this program is to recover the populations of the northern white-cheeked gibbon in their historical distribution areas.
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