Conservationist concerned for tourism project’s impact on northern Vietnamese archipelago


Updated : 05/23/2017 19:08 GMT + 7

Accepting a request made last week by Tuoi Tre News, Neahga Leonard, project director of the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project in Hai Phong has shared his thoughts on how local wildlife habitat could be impacted by the Cat Ba ecotourism resort and entertainment complex in the namesake archipelago.

Aside from its transportation system, the project will also include three golf courses, an amusement park, and several components to leverage the tourism potential of local areas such as Qua Vang Cave, Lan Ha Bay, Viet Hai Village, and Cat Ong Island.

In that context, local conservationists are concerned that the Cat Ba langur species, the most endangered species in Vietnam, will face multiple threats. Tiếp tục đọc “Conservationist concerned for tourism project’s impact on northern Vietnamese archipelago”

Cát Bà, a sanctuary for endangered species


Update: May, 21/2017 – 09:00

Sight to behold: There are currently just 60 langur individuals left, and the animals are known to only live on the island of Cát Bà, according to the Cát Bà Langur Conservation Project.
With unspoiled beaches, ancient fishing villages, hundreds of serene islands covered with dense greenery and a national park with a diverse range of wild species, the Cát Bà Archipelago is truly a hidden gem for those in love with natural beauty. Hồng Vân reports.Kayaking through the crystal waters of Lan Hạ, a small bay lying to the northeast of Cát Bà Archipelago, 30 kilometres from the port city of Hải Phòng, one has the opportunity to glimpse the white-headed langur, a species endemic to the archipelago and now found nowhere else on earth. Tiếp tục đọc “Cát Bà, a sanctuary for endangered species”