The first clear video footage on Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) in the forest of Kim Bang, Ha Nam province

The Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) is one of the 25 most endangered primate species in the world. At present, there are only 2 viable populations in Van Long and Kim Bang. Kim Bang forest is dominanted by the karst terrain that creates a great obstacle for human movement as the terrain is extremely steep and divided by vertical limestone cliffs, and water shortage condition. In addition, poaching and limestone mining have made the langur become more sensitive to human activity; therefore, it is very hard to spot and record any good footage in short distance. Continue reading “The first clear video footage on Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) in the forest of Kim Bang, Ha Nam province”

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Strengthening the protection and recovery of the critically endangered Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) population in Kim Bang, Ha Nam

The Center for Conservation of Nature and Development (CCD) is implementing a program to monitor and conserve endangered primate species in Vietnam. As an important part of the program, the research and the monitoring activities of Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) in Kim Bang forest, Ha Nam province is one of the key operations. Continue reading “Strengthening the protection and recovery of the critically endangered Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) population in Kim Bang, Ha Nam”

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Community-based conservation and benefit-sharing in Vietnam’s protected areas

On 2020 September 25, Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) in collaboration with Center for Community and Environment Initiative Development (C&E) successfully organized a field trip to Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve. The activity is part of the training on “Community-based natural resource conservation and benefit-sharing in protected areas and national parks in Vietnam”. There were 40 young lecturers from development organizations and universities such as Hanoi National University, Hue University, Nha Trang University, Yersin University and Hoa Sen University joined the training.
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Study on distribution and natural regeneration of Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri in Dong Nai and Dak Lak provinces

Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) is implementing a program to support protection and restoration efforts of wild endangered species. CCD priorities the strengthening of research, monitoring and law enforcement to effectively prevent illegal hunting, exploitation and trade of wild plants and animals of Vietnam and other countries being illegally transported and traded in Vietnam. Continue reading “Study on distribution and natural regeneration of Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri in Dong Nai and Dak Lak provinces”

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Study on mangrove degradation and select species for mangrove rehabilitation in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh province

In the framework of the project “Restoration and conservation for degraded mangroves in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh province”, in November 2019, Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) with support from mangrove experts and Xuan Thuy NP implemented a study on mangrove degradation to select species to restore degraded areas Xuan Thuy National Park. Continue reading “Study on mangrove degradation and select species for mangrove rehabilitation in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh province”

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Training on mangrove forest recovery in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province

In August, 2020, Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) in collaboration with Xuan Thuy National Park (NP) conducted community based training on mangrove management and protection. These activities were part of the project “Restoration and conservation for degraded mangroves in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh province”. Continue reading “Training on mangrove forest recovery in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province”

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Communication Officer Recruitment (Re-Advertisement)

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 (Re-Advertisement)”

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The 3rd field survey and research for Lorises (Nycticebus spp.) in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve

Continuing the long-term research program for Lorises, July 2020, the research team of the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) collaborated with Xuan Lien Nature Reserve (NR) to conduct the third research field trip in the North-West area of the Xuan Lien.

Total 13 transects with total 48km through various habitats to night-spot the lorises. However, only one pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) and some others small nocturnal animal such as small flying-squirrel, mice, barn-owl were spotted. In combination with the result from the first field trip in July 2019 and the second one in December 2019, then there were 07 loris individuals were recorded including 02 slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) and 05 pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) at the reserve. Continue reading “The 3rd field survey and research for Lorises (Nycticebus spp.) in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve”

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Training course on the research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Vietnam

On August 12, 2020, the Center for Nature conservation and Development (CCD) organized a training course on “Research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Vietnam”. This training course aims at providing knowledge on biology, ecology, distribution, conservation, threats and trade of turtles in Vietnam to young and middle-career researchers. During the training, turtle conservation status, and study method and field research skills of turtle and tortoise were shared with participants. Continue reading “Training course on the research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Vietnam”

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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. Continue reading “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”

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