Ta Dung National Park – A house for primates

On September 27, 2023 Wildlife At Risk (WAR) in cooperation with Binh Duong Forest Protection Department release five (05) Yellow-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) at Ta Dung National Par in Dak Nong Province. The Yellow-cheeked gibbon is one of 25 rare primate species in Vietnam, under the protection of IB Decree: 84/2021/ND-CP dated 22nd September, 2021 of the Government of Vietnam (Group IB).

 

Photo 1: The car has just arrived at National Park

Photo 2: Bring the animals to the boat

This is the first largest gibbon release ever from the Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station. Most the above-mentioned wild animals were confiscated by Binh Duong Provincial Forest Protection Department, DiAn City Police and Forest Protection Department of Tan Uyen – Phu Giao district from illegal trading, captivity or voluntarily handover by people to authorities, and then transferred to Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station. The wildlife had been cared at the Station located at 303, Le Danh Cat Hamlet, Thanh Tuyen Commune, Dau Tieng District, Binh Duong Province. Before the release, the wildlife was checked by WAR’s veterinarian to ensure a sufficient condition in health.

Photo 3: Just arrived at the drop off location

Ta Dung National Park has a rare primeval forest ecosystem of the Highlands with endemic and precious and rare forest flora and fauna resources. It is an ideal place for the Yellow-cheeked gibbon to live and develop.

Photo 4,5 : Goodbye and good luck

We are appreciated a coordination and enthusiastic support of Ta Dung National Park on the release.

Photo/WAR/Le Xuan Lam

RELEASE 11 ENDANGERED WILDLIFE BACK TO THE WILD

Dated 13th April 2023- this morning, 11 individuals of endangered wildlife were successfully released to the Dong Nai Cultrue and Nature Reserve, Dong Nai province by Wildlife At Risk(WAR) in cooperation with Binh Duong Provincial Forest Protection Department and Forest Protection Department of Tan Uyen – Phu Giao District. These wildlife that weighted over 117 kg total included (3) Pig-tailed Macaque(Macaca leonina), (2) Long-tailed Macaque(Macaca fascicularis), (3) Burmese Python(Python molurus),(2) Yellow-headed temple Turtle(Heiremys annandalei) and (1) Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)
This is the second wildlife release in large numbers since the beginning of the year at Dau Tieng Station. Most the above-mentioned wild animals were confiscated by the Binh Duong Provincial Forest Protection Department and Forest Protection Department of Tan Uyen – Phu Giao District from illegal wildlife trade and captive breeding, and then transferred to Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station. These wildlife,then, had been cared at the Station located at 303, Le Danh Cat Hamlet, Thanh Tuyen Commune, Dau Tieng District, Binh Duong Province. Before the release, these wildlife was implanted a microchip in their body and be checked by WAR’s veterinarian to ensure a sufficient condition in health.
We are appreciated a coordination and enthusiastic support of Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve, The FPDs of Binh Duong Province and Tan Uyen – Phu Giao District on the release. 

Photo: WAR/ Le Xuan Lam

Wildlife Flash: Issue 49 (Jul-Dec, 2022)

Wildlife Flash: Issue 48 (Jan-June, 2022)

RECEIVING TWO CRITICALLY ENDANGERED WILD ANIMALS KEPT IN CAPTIVITY OVER SEVERAL YEARS

In the morning of July 27st, 2022, a rescue team of Wildlife At Risk was quickly mobilized to the field to receive two gibbons after getting the information requiring assistance from the authorities.
The two gibbons were fed by an 87-year-old man at his home, in a very cramped cage, located in an alley on Pham Ngu Lao street, Hiep Thanh ward, Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong province. At first, the rescue team was quick to assume that it would be very easy to capture the two gibbons in captivity, however, it took us a lot of time to approach the two animals to get them familiarized with the team members. Because they appeared very shy and fearful of strangers as a result of their years in captivity.

 

Miserable living condition for gibbons at the older man’s house

Starting to make a closer approach

Roughly 2 hours later, we were successful using anesthetic.

 

The gibbon was being captured by WAR’s staff and forester

These are two individuals of the Red-cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) – a critically endangered species belonging to group IB, Appendix I, Decree: 84/2021/ND-CP dated September 22, 2021, female and weigh in a total of 11kg. The elderly are aware that keeping Red-cheeked Gibbons in house illegally involved in criminal activities. Therefore, he hands over voluntarily these wildlife to the authorities.

With effective cooperation and support, we managed to save the two gibbons

We do welcome the spirit of self-discipline to enforce the law from the owner. At Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station, they will be treated and looked after by the devotion of both vet and WAR’s staff.

On the way to be transferred to a new house – Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station

Wildlife Flash: Issue 47 (Jul-Dec 2021)

A warm hug in a new normal day

After receiving the news that the Forest Protection Department of Tu Nghia district, Quang Ngai province needed to help take care of a Gray-shanked Douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) on November 23th,2021. The WAR team prepared and traveled to Quang Ngai province. Within roughly 30 hours, we arrived at the local authorities’ office to receive the douc langur.
According to a forestry ranger, this Douc langur was kept as a pet in a resident’s house for a long time in Tu Nghia district. After being aware of the illegal wildlife in captivity, local people immediately contacted the authorities and voluntarily transferred. We met him while he was in poor health with 1.5kg in weight. There was no word to describe how both the WAR team and rangers felt sorry for him. At the present, the douc is not only safe but also be cared closely at Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station.

 

In Quang Ngai province

Ready travel back to Dau Tieng WCS

The douc is being cared at Dau Tieng WCS

Wildlife Flash: Issue 46 (Jan-Jun 2021)

Diversity of Terrestrial Molluscs in Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

Photographic Identification of Cnemaspis psychedelica: a Useful Tool to Improve the Regulation of International Wildlife Trade

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