Habitat restoration to conserve Asia endemic primate, Phayre´s Leaf Monkey, in Myanmar

Phayre´s leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei) distributes in the tropical Asia and mainly inhabits Southeast Asia. It is listed as endangered species in IUCN Red List since its population is at risk of becoming extinct or threatened by anthropogenic activities. Hunting stress and habitat loss are main causes for declining the population. It is also listed as CITES Appendix II in order to control the illegal trade. In Myanmar, Phayre's leaf monkey is given high priority for protection and it was listed as ´completely protected animals´ by the national wildlife law. No one is permitted to hunt this species according to the law. Phayre's leaf monkey is primarily arboreal and prefers semi-evergreen forest, mixed moist deciduous forest. Being a folivore, this species mainly consumes leaves, fruits, barks and sometimes flowers and petioles. Habitat quality therefore is quite important in determining long term survival of this species. This poster highlights the importance of habitat restoration for conserving such kind of rare species.

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Myanmar, Popa Mountain Park
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