Golden Langur Conservation Awareness in Manas

Golden Langurs in Manas, Assam
Ramki Sreenivasan
The species faces vehicle hits, poaching, conflicts with people and habitat degradation

Locals in Manas, joined hands with the Bodoland Territorial Council, the Assam Forest Department and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to create an urgent campaign to save the highly endangered Golden Langur. Less that 2500 individuals are estimated to be found in the wild today. The species has suffered tremendously due to habitat loss and fragmentation, which forces them to descend to the ground where they are vulnerable to accidental death and attacks by dogs. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the issue amongst local people. The campaign is a part of the Manas Pride Campaign, a drive to encourage and promote community based conservation of the World Heritage Site.

Read about the Golden Langur’s conservation status and threats on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species website.

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