Adopt a Red-Shanked Douc

For: GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Centre
Da Nang, Da Nang, Viet Nam
Organizer: Vananh Le
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The Story

Inhabiting Son Tra Nature Reserve, Da Nang is the “Queen of Primates,” a critically endangered primate species called the Red-Shanked Douc langur (Douc). The Queen got her name from being the most colorful of all primates, dressing in an extravagant costume of cinnamon red stockings from knee to ankle, with forearm length white gloves, and a golden face framed by a white ruff and almond-shaped, brown eyes under soft ,powder blue eyelids. The Douc can only be found in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, with Son Tra protecting the largest population of approximately 1,330 Douc individuals. Due to hunting, disease, habitat destruction, unregulated mass tourism, and lack of understanding of their presence, the Douc could face extinction in the very near future.   

Video: The Queen of Primates

“Adopt-a-Douc” is something that you can do to help GreenViet (GV) raise the funds necessary to conserve this critically endangered primate and its habitat. The “Adopt-a-Douc” program will support GreenViet, Vietnam’s leading organization in coordinating efforts to protect and conserve the Douc population in Son Tra Nature Reserve and throughout Vietnam. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise the necessary funds to study and protect 10 douc family groups living around the perimeter of the reserve that are at risk. To learn more about these families, please visit  

Video: About GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Centre

Your funding will fund GV scientists to closely study and monitor these families, to purchase necessary equipment to protect the Douc, and reconnect fragmented habitats by planting trees and recreating canopy. The funding will also be used to raise awareness about the Douc through GV education programs such as the “I Love Son Tra” journeys that engage the community to protect the Douc. We need you to support GV through our “Adopt a Red-shanked Douc” program:  

You can choose to Adopt a Red-Shanked Douc or a Douc family

A. Sponsor a Mother for one month:  15 usd 

· You receive: a sponsorship card that give you access to regular news and updates about the Douc families for one year. 

B. Sponsor a Father for one month:  30 usd 

· You receive: as option A + a lovely Douc tote bag 

C. Sponsor a Family (up to 8 members) for one month:  50 usd 

· You receive: as option A + a super cool Douc T-shirt 

D. Sponsor a Family for a year: 500 usd 

· You receive: as option A + a cute stuffed Douc + a Douc tour on Son Tra.  

E. Sponsor and Name a family:  1000 usd 

· This sponsorship is special because you’ll get to name a Douc family and receive everything included in option 

F. Any amount     

How we use your donation: The “Adopt-a-Douc” program will fund the research, monitoring, and protection of the Red Shanked Doucs on Son Tra nature reserve.  To learn more about how your money is spent, visit our website at:

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