Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre

Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre
Rescuing endangered primates and helping them to return to the wild.

We want to combat the threat of the illegal wildlife trade to Vietnam’s endangered primates.

Black market trading in wildlife is a multi-billion dollar illegal industry. They are eaten, used in traditional medicines, kept as pets, and used as tourist attractions. We have also rescued many gibbons who were given as ceremonial gifts. Despite tough laws in Vietnam, primates continue to be illegally hunted and sold. This is what we want to stop.

The Dao Tien rescue centre

Dao Tien is a purpose built primate rescue centre located on a 56 ha island on the edge of Cat Tien National Park, in South Vietnam. The centre was founded in 2008 by Cat Tien National Park and Monkey World Ape-Rescue UK, in collaboration with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The centre consists of a quarantine area, veterinary room and staff house. In the core area, quarantine/socialisation cages enable close monitoring of primates through quarantine and socialisation.

Nearly 30 hectares of the island’s forests are now enclosed in semi-forested enclosures, providing areas for tree training in preparation for full release.
the tour will be start at 8 am at the Headquater of the park