Wildlife Conservation

Developing Endangered Species Conservation Programs, focus on species which are affected by habitat fragmentation, illegal hunting, trafficking and reduce wildlife consumption.

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Endangered Primates Group

– Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus Delacouri ) – Critically Endangered (CR)

CCD’s activities focus not only on protecting the population of Delacour’s langur and their habitats, but also improving livelihood through the promotion of community-based ecotourism, raising conservation awareness, and getting the attention of local people in order to protect Delacour’s langur.

CCD’s priority is to support conservation this species in Van Long, Kim Bang forest and Huong Son (Ha Noi)

Northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) – Critically Endangered (CR)

Currently, Northern white-cheeked gibbon is severely affected by illegal hunting and habitat loss. In Vietnam, most individuals are protected in the protected area network. In addition, habitat fragmentation also leads to isolated populations by geographical distance.

CCD is making an effort to develop a long-term conservation plan for Northern white-cheeked gibbons in Vietnam. We are working closely with relevant nature reserves to strengthen management capacity, endangered species monitoring programs and community-based conservation education.

– Slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) and Pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus)  – Endangered (EN)

Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) in collaboration with Xuan Lien Nature Reserve conducted a comprehensive survey for loris in the reserve. The survey results will provide important information to develop more effective and long-term conservation plans, strengthen management capacity for staff to protect population and habitat for these species.

Chelonian and Amphibians

Overview: Vietnam has recorded 26 species of tortoises and freshwater turtles, and 5 species of sea turtles. In which, two species are expected to be distributed in Vietnam and one species is considered to be extinct in Vietnam. Total of 34 species and subspecies, 31/34 species are listed in IUCN Red list: 9 CR, 12 EN, 10 VU, 1 NT, 2 NE.

The distribution of Chelonian:

Northern and Central Vietnam: These areas have the similar in structure of mountainous terrain so then recorded the diversity and distribution of Chelonian.

– Southern Vietnam: The typical flat terrain of the delta leads to the difference in the distribution of turtle species.

Value: Having aesthetic values that support the student to implement research on habitat of these species in nature.

Status: Decreasing population in the wild

Threats: Habitat destruction, illegal hunting, trafficking, and use for traditional medicines. 

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What CCD is doing: CCD is in collaboration with Xuan Lien Nature Reserve and other stakeholders to implement field surveys to evaluate the diversity, population and distribution of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Xuan Lien