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Douc Langur Foundation, Inc.

Doucs now Doucs forever

aka DLF   |   San Diego, CA   |  www.douclangur.org

Mission

We are the only organization dedicated specifically to the conservation of the Douc Langur monkey through research, education and conservation projects. We support scientific research into all aspects of douc langur ecology,behavior and conservation. We also support capacity building projects including education of local primary school students. We provide basic equipment to rangers to better protect the animals, support snare and trap collection in forests, teach conservation skills to locals, support green education for children.  Our programs include removal of snares and traps illegally set for douc langurs and other animals We have been very successful in removing snares and traps and in the past 4 years have removed more than 100,000 traps and set 100s of animals free.

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

Dr. Lois Lippold

Main address

PO Box 23912

San Diego, CA 92193 USA

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EIN

26-1582234

NTEE code info

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Poaching of doucs is huge problem in areas where they occur (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) Animals are trapped or shot in all reserves and national parks. We are focusing on putting a stop to the illegal killing of critically endangered doucs and gibbons. We have had major success at both reserves and national parks in Vietnam. However, each year new poaching and hunting schemes arise. We are combating these on a case by case level. We continue to work with conservation groups within the countries to build better law enforcement practices. This has been a very slow process. Ranger wages are very low and some are attracted by higher paychecks from poaching networks. We also spend much time educating old and young local people about sustainable use of their resources. This has become very difficult in the age of modern technology. Young people want to have I-Phones, motorcycles, jeans, etc.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scientific, education and conservation

Scientific research is carried out to learn about all aspects of the Douc Langur including feeding behavior, group composition along with other topics of scientific interest. Our studies have already published important information utilized by governmental and scientific organizations in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos for the conservation of these monkeys. We are also undertaking projects which will provide long term data on this highly endangered primate and their tropical forest habitat. In our first year we supported capapcity building at nature reserves. We sponsored training courses which taught both theoretical and pratical skill in animal and plant conservation to forest guards, villagers and important officials. We also provide necessary equipment to protect the forest and the animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We remove traps and snares in reserves and national parks in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. We hire local people to undertake conservation activities thereby teaching the value of conservation of natural resources.
We support education activities for primary and secondary schools in biodiversity using the critically endangered douc langur and gibbon to illustrate the extinction problems.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

number of schools and number of students who take our conservation classesnumber of field trips to reserve and national parks

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scientific, education and conservation

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of released animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Direct Protection of Doucs and gibbons

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To reduce the illegal killing of critically endangered animals and encourage stewardship of critically endangered animals by the people where these animals occur.

To educate the population on the value of their wildlife.

To build an ecotourism industry that will protect the animals and support the people. To make the animals more valuable alive than dead.

We undertake direct protection of doucs and other animals by paying local people to remove snares and traps from reserves and national parks. We pay living wages to local people so that they can find employment in conservation of animals and forests rather than cutting and killing.

We support douc and gibbon protection teams that work in the forest to discourage hunting and collection of animals.

We support Forest Protection Departments by paying rewards for strong protection and finding and arresting poachers.
We support teachers in primary and secondary schools around reserves and national parks to present educational programs on biodiversity with emphasis on douc and gibbon natural history.

We hire local people that know the areas in which they work. We pay them a living wage so that they can support their families by doing conservation work. We promote sustainable use of resources and discourage illegal practices of hunting and collecting animals in national forests and reserves. We have been very successful accomplishing these goals. Traps and snares have been reduced each year. We count the collected traps and destroy them. Last year we collected 7,500 from one reserve alone and more than 18,000 from a national park.

We support local solutions for law enforcement and conservation management.
We supply Forest Protection Departments with equipment such as binoculars, GPS units, computers, motorcycles so that they can do their job more effectively. This year we replaced 3 motorcycles and 5 binoculars because of deterioration in the tropical climate.

Douc Langur Foundation has saved hundreds of animals lives by removing thousands of snares and traps in reserves and national parks. We have released 100s of animals caught in traps.

We have educated hundreds of local people about the value of preserving douc and other animals lives in reserves and national parks.

We continue to work the local Forest Protection Departments to support their law enforcement. We post rewards for poachers and hunters in reserves and national parks. We have rewarded Forest Protection Rangers for their heroic work against poachers. Arrests are climbing because of these financial rewards.

We will continue to support direct protection of the douc langur by training local people to work in conservation activities.

We have been successful at one location of encouraging local people to take pride in their reserve and the endangered animals that live there. This has been a big shift in the last few years. Many of the local people did not even know of the existence of endangered doucs in a reserve about 20 miles from their houses. Now they visit the reserve weekly and have made the douc part of the city logo!

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have change the focus of our educational programs. We include all people that want to join. We have added specific details to our classes. We have added new activities to our programs

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Douc Langur Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Lois Lippold

Douc Langur Foundation

Term: 2007 -

George Hoover, Jr

Torrey Growth and income Advisors

Lois Lippold

Douc Langur Foundation

Vu Ngoc Thanh

UHanoi

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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