Long Yongcheng (龙勇诚)

Chief Scientist of Alashan SEE Southwest Center and Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Primate Society
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On June 4, 1992, Long Yongcheng took the world’s first wild photo of a Yunnan Golden Monkey. In order to take this history-making photo, Long Yongcheng spent several years tracking the monkeys over thousands of kilometers of snowy plateaus and deep mountain forests.  

Long Yongcheng’s has devoted his life and career to finding, researching and protecting one China’s most unique wild animals, the Yunnan Golden Monkey. In this pursuit he has traversed more than 10,000 square kilometers of snow-capped plateaus and virgin forests in the “Three Parallel Rivers” area, and helped to draw the distribution map of Yunnan’s Golden Monkey populations. His past also includes a position as an associate professor at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Related events with WildChina

  • A Reunion of Old Friends: In Conversation with Yunnan Golden Monkey Experts [in Mandarin]

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