|Kids and colours: Children enjoy a langur painting exhibition in Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Trinh Nguyễn
ĐÀ NẴNG — An exhibition featuring 50 photos and paintings on ‘We Love Sơn Trà and the red-shanked douc langur’, opened yesterday at Đà Nẵng City’s Fine Arts Museum at 78 Lê Duẩn Street to mark Children’s Day.
The exhibition displayed paintings of the red-shanked douc langur and the nature of Sơn Trà Nature Reserve that children drew during field trips to the reserve 10km from the city centre.
Meanwhile, the Centre of Biodiversity Conservation, GreenViet, exhibited photos on the ‘Life of the red-shanked douc langur in Sơn Trà Peninsula’ at the exhibition, aiming to raise awareness of the protection of the endangered langur in Sơn Trà among visitors.
Many photos of the primates, taken by French wildlife photographer Cyril Ruoso and Vietnamese Nguyễn Trường Sinh, and posters were hung at bus stops, hotels, living quarters and the airport, as well as the railway station and on the main streets of Đà Nẵng.
The 2,500ha Sơn Trà Nature Reserve, known for its rich biodiversity with 287 species of animals and 985 species of plants, is home to 1,300 red-shanked douc langurs, an animal only found in Laos and Việt Nam.
The city selected the red-shanked douc langur as Đà Nẵng’s official mascot for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Summit in Đà Nẵng from November 5 to 11. — VNS
|Friendly primates: Langurs painted by children. — VNS Photo Công Thành
|Langurs are people too: A portrait of a langur mother and her son. — VNS Photo Công Thành
|But what about the children?: A painting of the red-shanked douc langur at the Đà Nẵng City’s Fine Arts Museum during Children’s Day (June 1st). — VNS Photo Công Thành