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Red-shanked douc langur environment affected

More people have rushed to Son Tra Peninsular in Danang City to capture photos of red-shanked douc langurs, raising concerns that this would affect their living environment.



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More people have rushed to Son Tra to take photos of red-shanked douc langurs 

People have often come to Son Tra Nature Reserve to take photos of red-shanked douc langurs at night, using headlights. 

Le Trang, deputy director of GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Centre, said that using lights and sound to take photos will badly affect wild animals in Son Tra. The red-shanked douc langurs could be most affected and this could change their habits.

Every day, up to dozens of photographers come to Son Tra and the figure has tended to rise sharply.

Bui Van Tuan, an expert from GreenViet, said that many people imitate animal sound to call them and then capture their photos. Many others even approach quite near them to see and the capture their images.

Son Tra Nature Reserve in the city has around 500 red-shanked douc langurs which live in groups of between five and seven.

Red-shanked douc langurs were found in Son Tra District in 1969. Many researchers and film-makers have come to the locality to study the species.

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