The DLF has provided funds for equipment for rangers that directly protect Douc Langurs. Often forest and park rangers lack the equipment to effectively protect Douc Langurs or the forest. To improve this situation the DLF has provided binoculars, GPS units, communication equipment and motorcycles to follow or apprehend poachers.
Douc Langurs are among the most beautiful and endangered primates in the world. They are only found in three countries in the world: Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Like so many primates worldwide, poaching, trapping and illegal trade are threatening their survival in all three countries. This situation exists for many reasons but most significant are a lack of effective law enforcement and the prevailing climate of corruption at all levels of government whose job it is to protect them.
To protect the Douc Langur and their wild habitat to ensure that they will survive in their home range for future generations. The foundation is dedicated to the proposition that much can be done to preserve the Douc Langur including habitat conservation, research, education and local community involvement. We believe that if we can protect the Douc Langur, we will be protecting the forest and other species.