Cat Ba Langur Watching Tour – A Commitment to Nature
Please email us for more details as this tour is specially designed for those with a strong commitment to nature and conservation.
Why Cat Ba Langur Watching tour is Special
The Cat Ba langur (Trachypithecus poliocephalus) is a critically endangered primate listed among “The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates.” Sadly, its population has declined by a staggering 80% over the past three generations. Today, there are fewer than 70 of these langurs left in the world.
In response to this crisis, the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project was initiated in November 2000 by Münster Zoo and ZSCSP (Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations). Despite being declared a National Park in 1986, the langur’s distribution range continued to witness poaching and population decline. As of 2006, around 30% of the population existed outside the National Park.
The conservation efforts saw significant measures being taken. Cat Ba National Park was expanded to encompass the entire Cat Ba langur population, and Special Protection Zones were established to provide the most stringent protection available under Vietnamese law.
A strictly protected sanctuary, located on the eastern coast of Cat Ba Island within the National Park, now supports approximately 40% of the remaining population. This area is rigorously monitored, with fixed boundaries, prohibition signs, increased ranger presence, and vigilant control over caves and hunter trails.
By the end of 2001, poaching of the Cat Ba Langur had ceased. Since the commencement of conservation efforts, nine langurs have been born, and only three have succumbed to natural causes. Today, the greatest hope for the Cat Ba Langur’s survival lies in the conservation of its limestone habitats.
3 Days Itinerary for Cat Ba Langur Watching Tour
Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Ba Island
Pickup in Hanoi and journey to Cat Ba Island
Boat tour around Cat Ba Island to familiarize yourself with the stunning surroundings
Day 2: Cat Ba
Embark on an early special tour, dedicated to searching for the elusive Cat Ba Langur
Explore the natural habitat and observe the langurs in their native environment
Day 3: Cat Ba – Hanoi
Make a final effort in the morning to catch a glimpse of the Cat Ba Langur
Return to Hanoi with a profound appreciation for this critically endangered primate and a commitment to its conservation
This tour is not for general visitors; it’s an exclusive opportunity to contribute to the protection of the Cat Ba Langur, one of the world’s most endangered primates. Your participation directly supports conservation initiatives aimed at saving this remarkable species from extinction. Join us in making a difference for these extraordinary creatures and their unique habitat.