Rare Red Shanked Doucs | Our Beautiful Planet

Rare Haven For The Red-Shanked Doucs

Vietnam’s forests are home to endangered monkey species, like the red-shanked doucs, found only here, where 70 per cent of primate species are facing extinction. Monkeys are prized for the pet trade, or hunted for sale as bush meat or for use in traditional medicines.

Confiscated animals make headlines, but prosecution receives less attention, and culprits often go free. Despite there being hundreds of confiscated animals each year, only 10 per cent of cases result in a prosecution.

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