my name is Pygathrix Nemaeus, but please don't call me Pyg for short. I
would prefer the name Nem.
I am a red-shanked Douc Langur. If you think
I look sad, you're right. It's because my species is endangered. We are
colobine monkeys who live in south central Viet Nam and parts of neighboring
Laos. We are threatened throughout our limited range by habitat destruction
and hunting. It is horrible to think that people kill us to eat us, or to
use our body parts to prepare their worthless traditional medicines.
Some of us survive in parks and nature reserves.
The wildlife laws established to protect us and other threatened species
are too often poorly enforced in the face of lucrative and illegal wildlife
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2003 Sep 30 is Julian 2452913
= 17 x 144289 5764 tishri 04
1996 maskaram 19 1720 tut 19 1424 shaban 04
1925 asvina 08 1382 mehr 08 212 vendémiaire
09 160 mashiyyat 04
China-Republic - 92 - 09 - 05 // 78 - 20 / gui~wei Sheep - 09 -
12 baktun / 19 katun / 10 tun / 11 winal / 10 k'in // 01 -
ok // 18 - chen / g5
This day was probably the birthday of Augustus, the most revered of all the
Roman emperors. On this day in the year DCCLXVII A.V.C. (14 AD) the Senate
decreed him the highest honor, deification, or elevation to the status of
a god, and consecrated temples in his name. The early Christians ridiculed
this custom, but eventually adapted it by recognizing certain humans not as
god, but as saints, and consecrating churches to the one God in their names,
because of their spiritual, not political, power, chiefly by the example of
a holy life.