Most people have heard of a chimpanzee. Far fewer have heard of a gibbon.
That's because gibbons are the least protected of all apes.
But like their large ape cousins (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans), gibbons are facing the threat of extinction in the wild because of human actions.
Without determined efforts to transform our ways, the possibility of losing all remaining wild gibbons is an inevitable fate.
The good news is many gibbon species still
have a strong chance of recovery.... IF we act now!
The small apes are just as great as the big ones!
Through our work in:
We're dedicated to the study and protection of small apes in the wild, before it's too late.
Why Are Gibbons Endangered?
What We're Doing To Help:
We conduct natural, wild-based research in partnership with the Wild Gibbon Research Project:
Employing the best available methods to continue the long-term primate research projects on white-handed gibbons, pileated gibbons, and pig-tailed macaques at Khao Yai National Park in Thailand.
We work with local, regional, and international groups to identify and resolve emerging conservation issues relevant to South East Asian primates:
Assisting with conservation policy and action strategies related to primate welfare and their natural habitats, emphasizing local participation in conservation practices and monitoring.
SPREADING THE WORD
We work diligently to raise global awareness of the small apes to save them from extinction:
Educating and engaging people to take action to help protect and conserve gibbon populations and gibbon habitats for today and for the future.