Transboundary habitat evaluation and conservation of cao vit gibbon

Fan Pengfei

The cao vit gibbon is one of the rarest primate species in the world, with only one population of 110 individuals living along the China-Vietnam border. Since its discovery in 2002, serious conservation activities have been undertaken both in China and Vietnam. Their habitat has been well protected and the population was increasing. However the total suitable habitat for the gibbon is only 2,000 hectares. This poses a significant challenge for the long time survive of the species. This project aims to: 1) evaluate the habitat quality and locate the potential habitat for gibbon in the surrounding area by using remote sensing and geographic information techniques; 2) plan a long-term strategy for transboundary restoration of the habitat of the cao vit gibbon; 3) train the new staff for the new nature reserve in China.

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