Annamite endemics

In my PhD, I conducted intensive systematic camera-trapping surveys and leech collections to support conservation of species in three protected areas in the Annamite mountains. A focus of my study is on the Annamite stripped rabbit, a beautiful endemic species, which was only discovered by science over 20 years ago and is now highly threatened. I will use molecular data derived from the leeches to investigate the phylogeography of the Annamite stripped rabbit and other threatened species in the landscape. The data from camera-trapping survey will be used to predict the rabbit’s distribution across the protected areas.

Thanh Van Nguyen