The Conservation Status of Gibbons in Vietnam

The Conservation Status of Gibbons in Vietnam
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In several respects, the status of gibbons in Vietnam can be considered to be an indicator for the general status of the nation’s biodiversity and the natural environmentThe geography of Vietnam lends itself to the extraordinary level of biodiversity for which it is known, and the diversity of gibbons in Vietnam is no exception. They can be found from the most northerly subtropical forests which experience cold winters at high altitudes to tropical monsoon lowland forests in the south.This conservation status review of gibbons in Vietnam, updates a similar review which was carried out in 2000 by Geissmann et al. (2000).That milestone report drew from available literature, examinations of museum specimens and additional field surveys as a first attempt to document the status of gibbons in Vietnam.One decade later, this current report attempts to assess trends in the populations of each gibbon species in Vietnam and the effectiveness of efforts so far to conserve them.This status review is part of a broader set of initiatives in this region which include action plans in both Laos and Yunnan Province, China, and is thus also able to give a regional context.