Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
Fast boat for villagers guarding the golden-headed (Cat Ba) langur population
In November 2002, Seacology began support for a langur-guarding program, instituted by the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP). The program puts local residents in charge of guarding particular subpopulations against illegal poaching.
Since Seacology started funding the program, there has been a 20 percent increase in the Cat Ba Langur population, which is very significant because there was a substantial decrease in the population for each of the preceding 20 years. Seacology is providing a fast boat to enhance the guardians’ ability to protect the langurs.Full or partial funding for this project provided by
- July 2005
- Participation by local families in the langur guardian program has continued to increase, and illegal activities within and beyond Cat Ba National Park are declining due to the increased presence...
- January 2005
- In summer 2004, a small boat was provided for the Langur Guarding Program. This boat is being used for additional patrols of the guardians, cooperative patrols of langur guardians and commune...
- July 2004
- Participation by local families in the langur guardian program has continued to increase, allowing for a wider patrol area beyond the Cat Ba National Park boundaries and into the more rugged areas...