The 8-th Asian Primate Symposium was held in Hanoi, Vietnam from the 13th to the 16th of November 2022. This event, the largest of its kind in Asia, provided primate experts and stakeholders with a vibrant social environment where they can share their findings, views, and ideas regarding diverse topics, ranging from ethology, ecology, genetics, taxonomy to conservation. It also provided a unique opportunity to get a first-hand insight into Vietnam’s unique rich primate fauna and its conservation work.

Tonkin Snub-nosed monkey is endemic to Vietnam and is one of the most threatened primate species in World. Its total population was estimated less than 250 individuals. At present, this monkeys are found only at Na Hang Nature Reserve (Tuyen Quang Province), Khau Ca Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey Conservation Area and Quan Ba Forest (Ha Giang Province). Together with other partners, the Center for Resource, Environment and Climate Change (CeREC) is doing its best to save the species from extinction. We are very grateful to Ostrava Zoo, The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and Ha Giang Province for their kind financial support to our Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey conservation programme.

Pictures: Posters of Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey at the 8th Asian Primate Symposium