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Indochinese silvered langur (Trachypithecus germaini)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 14058504

Tails of Cambodia: Empowering local children through education to protect Cambodia’s primates.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14058504) - Indochinese silvered langur - Awarded $1,800 on May 13, 2014

Tails of Cambodia was carried out Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), which is Cambodia's first established nature conservation centre. The centre is located at Kbal Spean, adjacent to Phnom Kulen national park, both consisting of evergreen- and deciduous forest. With my conservation education project entitled Tails of Cambodia, I aim to aid long-term primate conservation by empowering local children living around Kbal Spean and Phnom Kulen national park to protect Cambodia’s primates against detrimental anthropogenic influences on primates and their habitat. I will develop a primate conservation education program, an accompanied book for the children including the most important information from the education program, and implement Miniclubs that will be carried out as often as possible with a subset of local children. Additionally, I will study the activity budget of the Endangered Indochinese silvered langur (Trachypithecus germaini) to increase our knowledge of this little known primate and thereby enable further conservation action for the species. Tails of Cambodia targets all 12 Cambodian primates of which 11 are threatened with extinction (IUCN, 2013; Roos, 2013), covering all habitats in Cambodia. However, as ACCB is located at Kbal Spean and close to Phnom Kulen national park, the project focuses especially on these areas.

Project 14058504 location - Cambodia, Asia