Endangered red-shanked douc langurs, often dubbed "the queen of primates" for their colorful fur, are the theme of an exhibition held by photography clubs in the central city of Da Nang.
The five-day event, launched on New Year’s Day, is aimed at raising public awareness of protecting a species categorized as "critically endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Although most photos in the exhibition titled "Son Tra Forests" are dedicated to the douc langur, other species such as gibbons also feature.
Red-shanked douc langurs, scientific name Pygathrix nemaeus, are endemic to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Their population has declined by more than 50 percent over the past three of four decades due to forest loss and hunting, an IUCN report in 2008 had said.
A large part of the population in Vietnam lives in Da Nang's Son Tra Peninsula, where there are more than 300 of them.
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