LVDI International hosts 2014 Sabin Prize Winner

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Dr. Khac Quyet Le, winner of the 2014 Sabin Prize for Excellence in Primate Conservation, is a leading conservation biologist in Vietnam best known for his work on the critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey. In 2002 Dr. Le discovered a new population of this monkey in Khau Ca, which was estimated to be about 100 […]

And the Survey Says…Son Tra Schoolchildren Pledge to Save the Red-shanked Douc

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Vietnam boasts an amazing diversity of fauna and flora that are protected in many national parks and nature reserves, for example in places like Cuc Phuong National Park, Van Long Nature Reserve and Cat Ba National Park, the latter being also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the central coast of Vietnam, the […]

2015 Future for Nature Award Nominee

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LVDI International congratulates Ms. Trang Le Thi (Vietnam Education Program Coordinator) for her achievement as one of ten finalists for the 2015 Future for Nature Award! Ms. Le Thi has made it her life goal to protect the red-shanked doucs on Son Tra Peninsula. One of her objectives is to educate fellow citizens in Danang […]

One Child at a Time: A Teacher’s Mission to Change the Hearts and Minds of Nepalis

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Almost a third of Nepal’s human population lives in the Kathmandu Valley. There, the transformation of human dominated landscape has been pervasive, leaving few natural spaces for wildlife to flourish. The destruction and fragmentation of forest habitat has forced species like macaques and langurs to venture into human settlements in search for food. Like most […]

First Evidence of Nocturnal Activity in the Guizhou snub-nosed Monkey

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Until recently it was thought that the night monkey is the only monkey in the world that moves about at night. Dr. Chia Tan and her Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve collaborators, Mr. Yeqin Yang and Mr. Kefeng Niu published a paper in Primates that proves otherwise. Their revolutionary findings are based on their latest research […]

2011 Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Grant Recipient

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Congratulations to Mr. Kefeng Niu (China Program Coordinator) for winning an International Primatological Society – Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Grant this year. Mr. Niu will use his award toward a project entitled, Fostering “Little Green Guards”: A Primate Conservation Education Program for School Children in Guizhou, China. The program will benefit children living in rural communities […]

Helping Chinese Nature Reserves Foster Children’s Appreciation for Wildlife

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Years ago, on one of his many trips to China Dr. Andy Phillips (President, formerly of White Elephant Conservation Science and Education Solutions) met Mr. Wang in a small village bordering Changqing National Nature Reserve located in Shaanxi Province. The reserve is most famous for its giant pandas in addition to other wildlife such as golden […]

Creating a Dragon’s Pride for Komodo National Park Rangers

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Komodo National Park (KNP), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. Despite being a major tourist destination, it has been difficult for the park to develop an income-generating program that allows the 4,000 inhabitants within the protected area to gain economic benefit from tourism. The average level […]