Red-Shanked Douc

Doucs.org is a website by GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Center, an award winning Vietnamese NGO well-known for red-shanked douc conservation work in Son Tra Nature Reserve. This website aims to introduce local and international community to the red-shanked douc langur, a critically endangered species dubbed "the queen of primates", their plight and ways that you can help them.

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critically endangered red-shanked doucs in Son Tra

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hectares of the biodiversity jewel under danger

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vulnerable families of red-shanked douc urgently need your help

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The Problem

Why red-shanked doucs need your help

Due to hunting, disease, habitat loss, unregulated mass tourism, and lack of understanding of their presence, the red-shanked douc in Son Tra could face extinction in the very near future. Living around the perimeter of Son Tra Reserve are 10 douc families especially at risk. Without urgent actions, they could disappear forever



Our Story

Started out as a group of young researchers working together on a primate study in Vietnam’s Central Highland, GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Center was founded in 2012 with the vision that it will become a place for those who share the same passion can get together to save Vietnam’s rich yet deteriorating biodiversity.

Our Impact

From an obscure species to the majority back in 2012, thanks to GreenViet’s tireless awareness-raising efforts, red-shanked douc has become a widely recognized animal on social media and and perhaps the most talked-about animal on national news. Earlier this year, red-shanked douc received an important acknowledgement from the authority when it was chosen as the symbol of Danang on the occasion of APEC in November 2017.
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Our Solution


Work with rangers and community to ensure vulnerable douc families are safe


Conduct research to understand douc's behaviors for better conservation


Engage the community with nature and involve the local in conservation

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Reconnect fragmented families by creating forest canopies

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