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InterContinental Danang builds bridges for the conservation of critically-endangered red-shanked douc langurs

Three new “monkey bridges” completed, which allow native primates to travel around the resort and access their favourite feeding grounds in complete peace and safety, without coming into contact with the ground

InterContinental Danang is committed to the conservation of Vietnam’s red-shanked douc langurs


23 May 2023 (Danang, Vietnam): InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the five-star resort
on Vietnam's Son Tra Peninsula, has reaffirmed its commitment to conservation by installing three
brand-new “monkey bridges” – man-made bamboo and rope structures that help the resident
population of red-shanked douc langurs travel safely around the resort and access their favourite
feeding grounds.
Famed for their striking scarlet legs and white beards, red-shanked douc langurs are one of the rarest
primates on Earth – classified as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of
Nature (IUCN). Only around 2,000 remain in the wild in Vietnam, 1,500 of which are thought to live in
the jungles of the Son Tra Peninsula, where they love to eat the young leaves of tropical almond
trees. As the guardian of this pristine wilderness, InterContinental Danang is dedicated to the
protection of its charming treetop friends.

Five families of red-shanked douc langurs are known to reside within the grounds of this 39-hectare
resort, each with between five and 20 members. To help these communities thrive, InterContinental
Danang – led by its Environmental Manager, Anthony Barker – is creating a network of bridges and
ladders that let these arboreal animals move freely through the forest canopy, their preferred habitat.
Three new monkey bridges join the two already in place, providing these colourful creatures with safe,
stress-free passages through the forest.

August and September are usually the months when baby red-shanked douc langurs are born, so the
new bridges have been completed at a crucial time. More bridges are being planned in future.
“At InterContinental Danang, we understand that we have a responsibility to preserve the precious
ecosystems of the Son Tra Peninsula. One of the best ways to help protect the red-shanked douc
langurs is to keep their migration routes open. Our monkey bridges act like aerial highways, letting
them live, feed and breed in complete peace and safety. The bridges are not only used by red-
shanked douc langurs, however; other native species such as macaques, squirrels and even civets
have been seen using them, which shows how beneficial they are to our wildlife,” commented Seif
Hamdy, General Manager, InterContinental Danang.

CSR is now at the top of the agenda for many businesses, and corporate groups can take part in
important conservation projects such as monkey bridge construction – a wonderful way of creating
closer bonds between team members and having a positive impact on the planet.
Spanning 39 hectares of pristine forest across four levels – Heaven, Sky, Earth and Sea –
InterContinental Danang is a haven of tranquility and was recently named as the best hotel in Vietnam
for the second consecutive year in the DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards.
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About InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is a 39-hectare paradise that blends personalised
service and unparalleled amenities across four levels – Heaven, Sky, Earth and Sea – all linked by a
funicular railway that rises up the forested hillside. Nestled on the spectacular natural preserve of the Son Tra Peninsula, north of Danang City, Vietnam, guests can enjoy culinary artistry at four restaurants and bars, including La Maison 1888, which is helmed by three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, soothe their senses at The Lagoon Spa, or simply unwind on the 700-metre-long beach. The Summit sets the stage for the world’s grandest gatherings and one-of-a-kind weddings, with a purpose-built auditorium, ballroom and multiple meeting spaces. This multi-award-winning resort was recently named the best hotel in Vietnam by DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 and the best beach resort by Travel + Leisure Asia’s Best Awards 2022.

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