The group of hunters shot and killed 5 Pygathrix cinerea. The case was discovered in Ba To district, Quang Ngai.

5 Pygathrix cinerea were shot dead – Photo: Ba To Ranger

On October 18, Mr. Ngo Vinh Phong, head of Ba To Forest Protection District, Quang Ngai Province, said that forest rangers and commune police and the district’s forest management and protection station had just discovered that five gray-shanked douc langurs had been shot. die. The heaviest one is 15kg and the lightest is 5kg.

An interdisciplinary working group consisting of forest rangers, Ba Trang Commune Police and Ba To district forest management and protection station, while patrolling through Kon Doc village in the forest area of ​​Ba To Forestry Company Limited, discovered 5 Pygathrix cinerea. was shot dead.

After being discovered, the group of people who were supposed to hunt and shot dead 5 Pygathrix cinerea had fled into the forest. At the scene, in addition to 5 langurs, there was also a motorbike, an air tank, 53 lead bullets and a silencer…

“We have frozen 5 Pygathrix cinerea, coordinated with the authorities to track down the group of hunters. Through visual observation, it can be determined that this is a gray-shanked douc langur, we also took samples for testing to There is a final conclusion as a basis to prosecute the case,” Phong said.

According to Mr. Phong, the Pygathrix cinerea, usually lives in Truong Son forest in the provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Kon Tum and Gia Lai. This is one of the 25 most threatened primate species in the world, on the critically endangered list and listed in the Red Book of Vietnam and the world.

“In Ba To district, we discovered a number of Pygathrix cinerea in the mountains bordering the provinces of Binh Dinh, Kon Tum and Gia Lai,” Phong said.

According to the initial assessment of Ba To ranger, this is not a group of professional hunters but people in the area. Not long ago, Ba To forest ranger also discovered and arrested two people in Ba Trang commune, shot and killed two coolie, and the competent authority prosecuted the case, prosecuted the accused, and will be tried in the near future. 2 people above.

Source: Tuoi Tre Newspaper 

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