On December 16, 2011, ENV received a call from a citizen reporting that a northern buffed- cheeked gibbon (Nomascus annamensis) was being kept in a restaurant in Ngoc Hoi district, Kon Tum province. ENV immediately transferred the information to the Environmental Police (EP). On December 21, EP informed ENV that they had checked the restaurant and found the gibbon. ENV then contacted Chu Mom Ray National Park to suggest that they cooperate with EP to rescue the gibbon. On the same day, the authorities confiscated the northern buffed-cheeked gibbon and transferred it to Chu Mom Ray National Park. The Northern buffed-cheeked gibbon is a new species discovered in 2010, endemic to Vietnam.
(Case Ref. 3880/ENV)