The Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project (CBLCP) is a German sponsored conservation project that was founded in 2000 by ZGAP and the Allwetterzoo Münster to address the issues of declining biodiversity on Cat Ba Island, and the imminent extinction of the Critically Endangered Cat Ba Langur. As of January 2019 the primary sponsor of the CBLCP is Zoo Leipzig
The Cat Ba Langur us our flagship species and it hovers on the edge of extinction. The population is steadily rising, but the growth is slow as it is climbing from a low point of 40 individuals in 2003.
What We Do
Our work focuses on the conservation of the Cat Ba Langur, its habitat, and the over-all biodiversity of the region. We operate three locally based anti-poaching teams, have a team of local Langur Guards who work with us and park rangers to protect langur areas, provide a significant amount of support to Cat Ba National Park to ensure that they are able to fulfil their conservation requirements, and have an environmental literacy program in all the schools on Cat Ba.
We are also active politically within Vietnam pushing for increased government involvement in conservation of primates and their habitat within the country.
Where We Work
Our work area is a limestone island in NE Vietnam. Approximately 2/3 of the island is taken up by Cat Ba National Park and the entirety of the island other than Cat Ba Town itself is within the Cat Ba Man and Biosphere Reserve. The island is directly adjacent to the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site and there are ongoing negotiations to incorporate Cat Ba into the World Heritage Site. This region is also within several Marine and Cultural Protected Areas.
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