In 2019 I visited Vietnam to create a new film highlighting the threats facing Vietnam’s primates and the conservation work undertaken by Fauna & Flora International to protect them.
Vietnam is home to 25 species of primates, 11 are critically endangered. It’s estimated that there are 300 Delacour’s langurs remaining in the wild. This is a primate on the brink of extinction and whose habitat is being destroyed at an alarming rate. The Delacour’s langur and other primate species are severely threatened by logging, hunting and limestone quarrying, which is used to produce cement and other aggregates to fuel Vietnam’s rapid commercial development.
“If Elephant numbers were down to 300 there would be a global outcry”
– Josh Kempinski, Vietnam Country Director, Fauna & Flora International.
This new short film created in partnership with Matthew Maran Photography, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Green Viet – a Vietnam-based NGO that focuses on preserving the countries’ biodiversity – shines a light on the threats these unique and beautiful species face. Despite the perilous situation for many species, the film carries a hopeful message, drawing on success stories from FFI’s 20 years working in Vietnam.
The film features interviews with FFI and Green Viet staff, forest guards and is narrated by acclaimed British Theatre actress, Frances de la Tour and is produced by award-winning photographer Matthew Maran.
To find out more information about FFI’s work in Vietnam visit fauna-flora.org
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