Efforts by conservation groups to reintroduce gibbons and langurs to the forests surround the Temples of Angkor have begun to show signs of success.

The forests around the temples of Angkor Wat.
The forests around the temples of Angkor Wat.

Almost all the wildlife that once inhabited the area had been lost due to overhunting, but a pair of pileated gibbons was released into the forests in 2013 as part of a project from Wildlife Alliance, working in conjunction with the Forestry Administration and the Apsara Authority. Since then, the gibbon pair has reproduced, and a second pair of gibbons has been introduced. Wildlife Alliance has also released three silver langurs into the forest and has plans next to bring back the sambar deer, the largest deer species in Asia. Read more: theguardian.com

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