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Visiting orphaned primate's house

My Photo scholarship 2011 entry

Vietnam | Tuesday, 8 November 2011 | 5 photos


In a trip to the Cuc Phuong National Park (NinhBinh province, Vietnam), I had a chance to meet some people, who have big love for primates, in a “house” named Endangered Primate Rescue Center.This is the house of 150 langurs and gibbons, which are the most endangered species primatelisting in Red List of Threatened Species. They were rescued from around the country after their parents were killed illegally by the hunters. Spending twenty years looking after, talking to this big primate family, Tilo Nadler, the German biological professor who created the center, is called the primate’s ‘adoptive father’by the locals.

Mr. Nadler married to a Vietnamese woman, Ms.Hien, his efficient assistant. Their two sons were born and grown up here.The boys joined in altogether with the primates with love because they shared the same hometown - the Cuc Phuong forest. They study at the village schooland rarely go out of the forest.

These people are the minitory who sacrificed theirwelfares to devote lives to protect a small part of nature. Personally, I take wildlife issues into consideration as the major interest to cover with my camera. As wishing the number of people caring about global environment would hugely increase, I myself put my professional duty on contributing to the national environmental protection by reportingawaring images of problematic areas.There have beenenvironmental projects that I involved in as a volunteering documentary photographer. I also travelled to such green countries like Sri Lanka, Myanmar to capture and feel closer to the nature in other parts of the world.

However, I apply this competition as desiring to advance my photograph skills and experiences with Mr. Jason Edward in the African wildlife. This scholarship would strongly encourage my stability of being anenvironmental photographer.

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