Conservation and Direct Protection of Doucs and other animals
We employ local people to provide direct protection to the endangered douc populations and the forests in which doucs are found. Snare and trap eradication programs employ local people to take snares and traps out of the reserves and national parks, release healthy live animals caught in snares and confiscate animals in markets, restaurants and private homes. Confiscated animals are then released back to their forest homes providing they are healthy. If animals need medical treatment, we transfer them to organizations like Wildlife At Risk who provides rehabilitation facilities for injured animals.
Our successes at Son Tra Nature Reserve
At Son Tra Nature Reserve, Danang, Vietnam our teams have confiscated 9 doucs. Five doucs were returned to Son Tra Nature Reserve and an infant is being cared for at the Saigon zoo. 250 other animals confiscated or released from traps and returned to the forest
Our successes at Chu Mom Ray National Park
At Chu Mom Ray National Park in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, our teams have confiscated 3 doucs and 6 gibbons. One of the gibbons was rehabilitated at Wildlife At Risk and returned to the forest. At Chu Mom Ray National Park, our teams have collected more than 95,000 snares and traps. In a single 6 month period our teams confiscated more than 100 motorbikes of poachers, arrested 28 hunters and burned 27 hunter’s camps inside the forest.
snares and traps removed
The DLF supports Douc Protection Teams composed of rangers and local people at Son Tra Nature Reserve and Chu Mom Ray National Park. Teams are stationed in the forest and actively protect douc groups from hunters, poachers and coming into direct contact with tourists. Local teams also monitor populations and protect douc groups when they cross the road.