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Vietnam’s Da Nang City to organize tours to watch endangered langurs next month

Authorities in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang will organize sightseeing tours to Son Tra Peninsula, located around 10 kilometers from its heart, to discover the life of an endangered langur species next month.

Authorities in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang will organize sightseeing tours to Son Tra Peninsula, located around 10 kilometers from its heart, to discover the life of an endangered langur species next month.
Authorities in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang will organize sightseeing tours to Son Tra Peninsula, located around 10 kilometers from its heart, to discover the life of an endangered langur species next month.

The Management Board of the Son Tra Peninsula and Tourism Beaches has planned to arrange this kind of tour for visitors to find out about the brown-shanked douc langur twice a day on a trial basis.

Accordingly, the plan was drawn up after the agency studied the living habits of the species, dubbed “the queen of primates.”

The tour will start at 4:00 am and 4:00 pm every day, the periods of time when the langurs, listed in the Red Book of Vietnam, regularly appear and forage around the Tien Sa route in Son Tra Peninsula.

Nguyen Duc Vu, deputy director of the management board, told VnExpress  newspaper the tour will last for 2-3 hours.

Tour guides will show visitors around the forests there, where many families of langurs live, to keep track of their activities.

However, the visitors joining the tour must comply with a certain number of principles, including wearing dark clothes or camouflaging themselves with leaves, making no noise, using cameras with telephoto lens to keep a certain distance from the langurs, and not infiltrating the living space of the animals.

The tour will help visitors have a better understanding of the rare animals and the primeval forests in the peninsula, and encourage them to join efforts by the city to protect its ‘green lungs,’ according to the Da Nang City portal.