Since 2004 Professor Bert Covert has been involved in the Khau Ca Forest Tonkin snub-nosed monkey conservation project in Ha Giang Province, Vietnam.

Project Highlights

  • Survey, census and behavioral data reveal that the population at Khau Ca is presently stable and increasing in size
  • Initial behavioral ecological data including information on feeding, habitat preference, social organization, and ranging behavior have been collected and are being used to help plan a forest expansion and rehabilitation program

These activities have provided the impetus for the Vietnam government to support the establishment of a species/habitat conservation area at Khau Ca in 2009.