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The role of sanctuaries in integrated conservation: the Endangered Asian Species Trust linking Monkey World – Ape Rescue, UK and Pingtung Rescue Centre, Taiwan, with the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre in Vietnam

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The Endangered Asian Species Trust, founded by Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre, United Kingdom, organizes the rehabilitation and release of threatened South Vietnamese primates at the new Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre in Cat Tien National Park Vietnam. This work supports the Vietnamese Government to enforce laws on stopping the trade in threatened primates, by providing a place for confiscated animals and facilitating the return to the wild of suitable candidates, boosting wild populations and working towards founding new populations in areas where they have become extinct, such as in regenerating lowland forests.

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