Golden Langur

About the Species:

  • Golden Langur is found in a few forest patches of Assam, Tripura and Bhutan only. Due to its restricted habitat it is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per IUCN.
  • Golden Langur mostly prefers evergreen or moist deciduous forests to be their habitat.

Why is its Number Decreasing?

  • Stone quarrying and its habitat destruction is one of the major reasons for the number going down.
  • High decibel noise generated during stone quarrying has led to change in its behaviour and ultimately leading to a low survival rate.

Source: Down to Earth