Endangered Species in Vietnam | Vietnam species facts

Climate change could increase the number of endangered species in Vietnam. Here is the complete information about species of Vietnam that are in danger of extinction.

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List of Most Endangered Species in Vietnam

Black-shanked Douc Langur

Pygathrix nigripes is the scientific name belongs to Mammalia class and Cercopithecidae family. Also known as Black-shanked Douc, Black-shanked Douc Langur, Black-shanked Douc Monkey. They endemic to Cambodia and Vietnam found mostly in north-eastern Cambodia and southern Vietnam.

Listed as endangered species in Vietnam due to continuous decline in population from last three generations. They lost their 50% of population from last 30 to 36 years. One generation for this species is about 10 to 12 years. Illegal hunting and trading, human conflicts, destruction of natural habitat are the most dangerous threats that decrease population of this species and make them endangered.

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Due to these threats they lose their huge number of individuals. There are no proper conservation steps are taken to remove them from the list of endangered species in Vietnam.

François’s Langur
Trachypithecus francoisi is the scientific name belongs to Mammalia class and Cercopithecidae family. Known as endangered animal in veitnam due to low area of occupancy. Medium sized animal have 22 to 25 inch head body length. Males are longer and heavy in weight than females.

Females are 19 to 23 inch in length. Females have 5.5 to 5.9 weight and males have 6.5 to 7.2 kg weight. They feed on fruits and insects.

There are no subpopulation that have more than 50 mature animals. There are only 500 individuals are remaining in Vietnam and china have only 1400 to 1700 individuals. They mostly found in subtropical rainforests and semi tropical monsoon areas.

Due to hunting in Vietnam they lose their population continuously. Classified as endangered species in Vietnam due to these threats. Habitat fragmentation and agriculture development are also major threats that make them endanger.

Large-antlered Muntjac

Muntiacus vuquangensis is scientific name belongs to Mammalia class and Cervidae family. They counted in number of endangered species in Vietnam. For the first time in 1994 they were seen in Vietnam also they can be found in areas of Cambodia.

Before 1994 they were never seen anywhere. They are around 67 cm in length at shoulder. They are 30 to 50kg in weight.

There is no exact data about population for them. There is no exact information how much they left. But according to IUCN red list their population trend is decreasing. Due to different threats they lose their mature individuals. They are also preyed by tigers and leopards.

Natural system modifications, agriculture development and biological resource use are the major threat that make them endangered species in Vietnam. Conservation steps are taken to stop their illegal trade and manage their species to protected areas for protection of these species.

How many Endangered Species are there in Vietnam?

There are around 158 species that are endangered in Vietnam.

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