In 2002, Seacology began support for a langur-guarding program, instituted by the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations. The program puts local residents in charge of guarding langurs from poachers.
Since Seacology started funding the program, there has been a 20 percent increase in the Cat Ba langur population. This 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 help the guardians protect the langurs from illegal hunting.