Monkeys rescued from illegal traders

Aug 2, 2006


More than 40 monkeys are enjoying a new life of freedom after being rescued by WSPA member society ProFauna and released into the National Park of Bromo Tengger Semeru in Java, Indonesia.

The four families of Javan ebony Langurs were rescued from illegal traders, but they also come under threat from deforestation, which causes destruction of wildlife habitats.

The confiscation and reintroduction of these wonderful animals is a great success story for ProFauna which works tirelessly to tackle illegal poaching in the region.

A new future

The rescued monkeys underwent medical examinations and behavior observations at a Rescue Center in East Java prior to their reintroduction in to the wild.

The national park was chosen as their new home as it provides an ideal natural environment with edible vegetation, suitable forest for their safety, a lack of competition with endemic wildlife and the existence of other Javan ebony Langurs.

The national park land, funded by WSPA, also ensures that the Langurs will not be under threat from human activities such as logging, plantation or hunting.

The rescued monkeys will be closely monitored over the next few months to ensure they thrive in their new homes.

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