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Man arrested for hunting endangered langurs

Update: July, 05/2012 - 12:14

 

Bui Van Ngay sits by arrested dried langurs. Photo Coutersy of Bu Gia Map National Park
BINH PHUOC - Police in the southern province of Binh Phuoc have arrested a man for killing 18 langurs in Bu Gia Map National Park, said Bu Gia Map District Police.

The langur is a species of primate in South East that is endangered. On June 28, the national park's forest rangers and border guards uncovered a shelter with 18 dead langurs, weighing about 50kg, that had been dried.

Bui Van Ngay, 48, resident of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong's Tuy Duc District, was in possession of the dried animals.

Ngay said he and several other men had entered the national park illegally and gunned down the animals.

Tests from the Ministry of Science and Technology's Institute for Tropical Biology Research revealed the dried animals are five-coloured langurs, a species that is listed as very rare and in danger of being extinct.

Located in the north-west of Binh Phuong Province on an area of 26,032 ha, Bu Gia Map National Park is home to many rare and precious species typical of South-East Asia. - VNS

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