Rare primates found in Quang Binh nature reserve

Eight primate species, including rare ones, were discovered in Dong Chau – Khe Nuoc Trong Nature Reserve in the central province of Quang Binh, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Director of the nature reserve Bach Thanh Hai said the species comprise Nycticebus coucang, Nycticebus pygmaeus, red-faced monkey, pig-tailed monkey, golden monkey, white-cheeked gibbon, brown-shanked douc langur, and Ha Tinh langur.

Of these species, two are fully investigated, including the white-cheeked gibbon with 309 individuals, and between 413-419 brown-shanked douc langurs.

These are species that are classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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