Celebrating 10 Years CBLCP
Celebrating 10 Years of the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project
In 2000, the golden-headed langur was in danger of becoming extinct. There were only about 50 animals left on Cat Ba Island. This was the time when Muenster Zoo, the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP) and Vietnamese authorities came together and started the “Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project” (CBLCP). One year later, Stiftung Artenschutz joined in.
Now, ten years later, we can proudly look back at what the CBLCP has achieved. Not only has the dramatic decline of the langur population been effectively halted, it was successfully reversed. The langur population on Cat Ba Island has started to grow again. In 2010, three babies were born; in total 24 babies were born since the project started. In 2001, the Langur Sanctuary was established inside Cat Ba National Park. The strictly protected area is haven for the majority of the langur population as well as for many other fascinating animals.
With many people and institutions working together for the conservation of these remarkable animals, the Cat Ba langur became a symbol for Cat Ba Island through numerous campaigns and raising awareness in schools and villages. None of these achievements would have been possible without the close cooperation with the Vietnamese partners.
We would like to gratefully thank our supporters and look forward to achieving a thriving langur population which is the pride and symbol of Cat Ba Island in the next 10 years and beyond!