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Friday, 13/10/2017 - 08:59

Releasing animals in the wild

On 26th September 2017, 12 individuals of wild animal was released into the wild after they had been rescued and quarantined by Center for Rescue, Conservation and Creatures development coordinated with National Park Forest Protection Division.
 
12 individuals include 03 individuals of Southern Pig-tailed Macaque (Macaca leonina), 02 individuals of Indochinese rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), 01 individuals of Stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides), 01 individuals of Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis), 02 individuals of Masked Palm Civet (Paguma larvata), 01 individuals of Reticulated Python (Python  reticulates), 02 individuals of Pygmy Slow Loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus). Among them, there are 05 individuals of wild animal which were handed over voluntarily by villagers. Two individuals were transfered by Police in Dong Hoi city. Bo Trach Forest Protection Unit and Police Department Against Environment Crimes – Quang Binh Provincial Police transferred two individuals to Center for Rescue, Conservation and Creatures development.

Over 80% of re-released animals are endangered, rare and precious species as stipulated by the Government. There are two individuals of which are listed in endangered, precious and rare species prioritized protection under the Government’s Decree No.160/2013/NĐ-CP dated on 12th November 2013. 08 individuals are listed in Decree 32/2006/ND-CP dated on 30th March 2006 by the Government on Management of Endangered, Precious and rare Species of Wild Plants and Animals. Especially in this re-release, there is a pregnant Southern Pig-tailed Macaque (Macaca leonina) (about 2 -3 months old) that has been restored wild behavior at the botanical garden. Although the infrastructure for rescue work is still limited, it’s one of efforts to improve the wildlife rescue in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

From early 2017 until now, Center for Rescue, Conservation and Creatures development has released 28 individuals of wild animal into natural environment after being rescued. These activities have contributed positively to the conservation efforts of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in the new situation./.
 
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