The Golden Langur/Nature's Foster
Golden Langurs in India
The jungles of India are well known for their wildlife including tigers, elephants, sloth bears, leopards, cobras and a variety of other species. But much of their wildlife is threatened, and one of the most threatened is the golden langur.
While once plentiful throughout their range in India, habitat fragmentation has led to small scattered populations of golden langurs in Western Assam. Many of these smaller populations don't have enough golden langur individuals to be viable, and are quickly dying out. Without some quick and effective conservation effort, we could likely see the extinction of this adorable primate within our lifetimes.
Nature's Foster & Dr. Debahutee Roy Kar
The process for restoring and protecting golden langur habitat is difficult and involves the cooperation of many different people, groups and organizations. Fortunately, there are people and organizations that are doing their best to learn more about the status of the remaining golden langurs, and are coming up with solutions for them. Dr. Debahutee Roy Kar is a biologist that has worked extensively with golden langur conservation in conjunction with Nature’s Foster, an Indian non-profit organization. By learning more about the habits, behaviors and movements of the small and isolated populations of golden langurs, these researchers can then effectively implement strategies to protect the forested areas that are critical to the survival of this species.