Nature reserve steps up protection of rare monkey

Vulnerable species: Two northern pig-tailed macaques resting on a tree in Nuozhadu Nature Reserve in Pu’er, Yunnan. — China Daily/ANN

YUNNAN: The Nuozhadu Nature Reserve administration bureau in southwest China’s Yunnan province has strengthened protection of the endangered northern pig-tailed macaque, making the area a core habitat for the rare primate.

The reserve, located on both sides of the Lancang River near Pu’er, covers an area of 19,000ha.

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