January 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Seminar: Critically Endangered Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey, Jan. 29

Dr, Le Khac Quyet

Dr. Le Khac Quyet

The Biological & Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar Series presents Dr. Le Khac Quyet on “Conservation of the critically endangered Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus) in Khau Ca Forest, Ha Gian Province, Northeastern Vietnam” on Thursday, Jan. 29, at noon in Irvine 159.

Quyet earned his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Abstract:  The Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus) is one of the most endangered primates in the world. The best estimate of its global population is less than 250 individuals inhabiting only five forested patches in northeastern Vietnam.  Recent research and conservation efforts in the Khau Ca forest have been successful in providing protection to about 50% of the monkey’s global population.  In this talk, I will present an overview of conservation activities concerning the monkeys and outline a plan to improve the species’ conservation outlook.

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