Indochinese Silvered Langur Recorded at Stung Sen Ramsar Site in Kampong Thom Province
AKP Phnom Penh, June 08, 2020 —
Indochinese Silvered Langur is an endangered mammal species that have been recorded by Stung Sen (SS) Ramsar rangers, particularly at inundated forest habitat.
According to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme, the maximum recorded at this site is around 15 individuals, while its herd ranges from 3-5 individuals. It is an active and stimulated monkey, that’s why it moves out immediately while seeing people.
Habitat loss, inundated forest fire, snaring, and hunting for trading purposes are its current main threats, underlined the same source.
Covering an area of 9,293 hectares, Stung Sen, a unique wetland in Tonle Sap Great Lake, was nationally and internationally recognised as the fifth Ramsar Site (Wetland of International Importance) in Cambodia in 2018.
Cambodia has now five Ramsar Sites – Boeung Chhmar and Associated River System and Floodplain, Koh Kapik and Associated Islets, Middle Stretches of Mekong River North of Stung Treng, Prek Toal Ramsar Site, and Stung Sen Ramsar Site.
(Photo: BirdLife Cambodia)
By C. Nika