Binh Duong: Seizure of two northern white-cheeked gibbons
On March 2, two northern white-cheeked gibbons (Hylobates concolor leucogennys) - one female and one male - were seized from a private business establishment in Binh Duong through the cooperation of the provincial Environmental Police and FPD. The ENV Wildlife Crime Hotline had received a tip from a local resident, and ENV contacted the Binh Duong FPD who immediately responded. When authorities investigated, the owner could not present the certificate of origin for the animals.
The northern white-cheeked gibbon is a rare species listed in group IB of Decree 32/ND-CP - the group of rare wild animals forbidden to be exploited or used for commercial purposes.