Protect Critically-Endangered Monkeys From Deforestation

Target: Tran Hong Ha, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam

Goal: Extend government protection to vulnerable forests home to threatened species.

The gray-shanked douc langur, a rare monkey native to Vietnam, along with more than 120 other species in the mountainous Kon Plong District could soon be threatened by human activity. To the southeast of their forest home lies Kon Tum, a quickly-growing city of over 200,000. Until recently, the district was largely rural, but as acacia, rubber, and coffee growing become more profitable, the region could be opened up for destructive plantations which could displace native wildlife.

Vietnam has an extensive network of protected forests and woodlands, but conservationists say that allowing farming and settlement in and around these regions has placed immense pressure on already-struggling animals like the gray-shanked douc langur, pygmy slow loris, and Asiatic black bear.

These animals must be saved from irreversible devastation. Sign below and demand that Vietnam’s government protect forests and conserve the species that live in them.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Tran,

The expansion of farming and settlement in Kon Plong District is a welcome development of Vietnam’s economy. Unfortunately, it could be a lethal one for dozens of endangered or threatened species which rely on diverse vegetation, plentiful food, and an absence of human activity to thrive.

Without thorough protection, rare species like the gray-shanked douc langur could soon be extinct. I urge you to extend nature reserve status to the wooded highlands of Kon Plong District to ensure Vietnam’s unique biodiversity survives for generations to come.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Endangered Primate Rescue Center




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3 Comments

  1. PROTECT THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, THEY DESERVE IT.

  2. In vile and evil animal torturing animal murdering Vietnam no precious and helpless wildlife or animals are safe from these Vietnam monster animal torturing murdering evil bastards.
    The precious and innocent gray-shanked douc langur, a rare monkey native to Vietnam, along with more than 120 other species in the mountainous Kon Plong District could soon be tortured and murdered for consumption by the vile and evil lowlife Vietnam monsters from hell. Another vile and evil country from hell that deliberately tortures and murders the precious and helpless wildlife, dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and any other precious fur animal they can torture to death.
    Another vile and evil country from hell.

  3. I just hate myself for being a human, the worst, most destructive and less intelligent of all creatures created by God.

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