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Tracking Golden langurs in Bhutan

A new publication out in the new journal Humans takes a first step of characterizing sleep sites of endangered Golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) in central Bhutan. The team, made up of CWU and Bhutanese researchers, offer a preliminary look at group size and adult sex ratios of 24 langur groups positioned near human settlements and living in a biological corridor connecting the Phrumshingla, Jigme Singye Wangchuk, and Royal Manas National Parks. The preliminary data indicate larger group sizes near human settlements with smaller groups of langurs electing to live in the national parks. With just a little more than 2400 golden langurs living in Bhutan, this kind of information will likely bear on conservation practices and approaches in the region.

This study is one of the first to emerge from a larger collaborative project focused on the behavior and ecology of golden langurs living in the region. Stay tuned! To read more, check out the open-access publication in Humans.

Dorji, K., Sheeran, L.K., Giri, R., Barlow, K., Pem Dorji, N., and Englund, T. (2021). Preliminary report on Golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) winter sleep sites. Humans, 1(2), 29-43;

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