The primate rescue centre

The Endangered Primate Rescue Center (EPRC), located at Cuc Phuong National Park, southwest of Hanoi, Vietnam, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of endangered primates, and to the protection of their habitats.

The EPRC was established in 1993, with a Memorandum of Agreement by the Ministry of Forestry and concerned international conservation organizations, following the confiscation of “Critically Endangered” and “Endangered” primates with the beginning of the “Vietnam Primate Conservation Programme” of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Since then, the center has been managed under the supervision of Frankfurt Zoological Society and continues to be a part of the Programme.

The final goal of the EPRC is the establishment of stable populations of highly endangered primate species in captivity as a source for further reintroduction programs.

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