Poachers shot dead five critically endangered monkeys in Vietnam
According to authorized media, poachers killed five critically endangered langurs in Vietnam. Langurs are a type of monkey slaughtered for bushmeat and traditional drugs.
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During a routine movement around the forests of Quang Ngai province, forest guards and police discovered the Lifeless gray tailed langurs.
The known global population of this variety of langur, which is confined to the forest of central Vietnam, is less than 1,000, according to conservation group Fauna and Flora International (FFI). Other conservation associations believe the number is higher because other niche regions have yet to be examined.
Monkeys are a common target of the illegal wildlife trade according to the FFI, and are wanted for bushmeat, traditional drugs and the pet trade. The continuous felling of trees is also dangerous for them.
Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – CITES – the monkey is classified as “critically endangered”, which poses the greatest threat.
In Quang Ngai, the poachers fled, abandoning a motorcycle, pellets and silencers, according to the VNExpress information point. It has also been reported that regional authorities are investigating the case.
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Consequences of poaching
It is illegal to kill a gray-shanked douc langur because it is listed in Vietnam’s “red book”. Yet law enforcement is a major problem.
“Authorities need to spot those responsible,” said Ha Thang Long, director of GreenViet, a nonprofit that seeks to conserve biodiversity in central regions of Vietnam.
Poachers in similar cases could be sent to prison for seven years under Vietnamese law, he added.
The giant Red River softshell turtle, the Tonkin rebuff-nosed monkey, and the saola, a species of highland antelope, are among the world’s most endangered creatures.
In the country, wild creatures are frequently threatened and their body parts are usually needed both traditional food and medicine. The fauna of the world is unique and unique animals must be protected.
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Some people believe that monkeys are lazy and prefer to be left alone. But others have found that they are actually very intelligent creatures, and will even cooperate with humans to do simple jobs like picking fruit or picking bananas in a garden.
They have many characteristics that make them ideal for imitating. Their close relative, known as the chimpanzee, was also found to be very intelligent.
Monkeys live in a variety of social structures depending on their species and the conditions of their habitat. In general, monkeys exhibit considerable variation in size and shape from each other as well as from their adult males to females.
Although these monkeys share similar characteristics with their closest relatives such as chimpanzees, they differ from apes in some aspects such as size, intelligence, and coloring.
Monkeys have a number of unique traits that set them apart from other primates.
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