The Dulonghe watershed is the only place with the distribution of the Trachypithecus pileatus in China. However, Dulonghe is located in the poverty-stricken minority-inhibited areas near the frontier where it is inconvenient for access and information, thus the flagship species of Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Trachypithecus pileatus, has not been known by the public. In recent years, the Gongshan Management and Protection Bureau of the Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve concentrated on publicizing emergency protection of Trachypithecus pileatus, to strengthen and enhance the understanding and knowledge of Trachypithecus pileatus of the public, especially the local ethnic minorities in Dulonghe, and to raise their awareness of the importance and necessity of Trachypithecus pileatus protection, so that local people can fully understand the importance and significance of protecting the species and their habitats, and strove to promote the economic development of the local people and effective biodiversity protection through the Trachypithecus pileatus conservation. In the series of publicity and education campaigns focusing on Trachypithecus pileatus protection in Gongshan County, especially in the Dulongjiang watershed, LOGO for the Rescue Trachypithecus pileatus Protection Activity was designed, 5000 copies of posters, 5000 calendars and 2000 brochures made, and 300 crystal pedestal of Trachypithecus pileatus produced.

With these efforts, the public’s knowledge of Trachypithecus pileatus has been continuously improved, and they gradually began to understand the importance and significance of Trachypithecus pileatus protection. Many hunters and poachers of the past have also joined the Trachypithecus pileatus protection team. Through publicity, Trachypithecus pileatus has become an ecological card for Gongshan. In Dulongjiang, Trachypithecus pileatus is known by one and all, so that the public can consciously support and participate in the conservation of Trachypithecus pileatus. In the future, the bureau will continue to step up publicity and protection and strive for more support to gradually resolve the contradictions between the conservation of Trachypithecus pileatus and the development of the local people. (Department of Wildlife Conservation and Nature Reserve Management, State Forestry Administration)






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