THE SMALL APES ARE JUST AS GREAT AS THE BIG ONES!
Most people have heard of a chimpanzee, but far fewer have heard of a gibbon. That's because gibbons are the least protected of all the apes and very few people study them in nature. They now face severe threats of extinction in the wild. Without determined efforts to transform our ways, the possibility of losing all remaining gibbons (many before they are ever studied or documented in the wild) is an inevitable fate.
But many gibbon species still have a strong chance of recovery!
Through our work with local communities, our education efforts to spread the word, our conservation initiatives, and our natural research studies, the Gibbon Guardians division of Prime Earth is dedicated to the study and protection of these magnificent creatures before it's too late.
Why are gibbons endangered?
THEY'RE LOSING THEIR HOMES!
THEY'RE TAKEN FROM THE WILD!
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 empowering people to take action to help protect and conserve gibbon populations and gibbon habitats for today and for the future.
What Can You Do?
Become A Gibbon Guardian
When you become a Gibbon Guardian you help improve global understanding of the small apes by supporting our field-based primate research and conservation work in Thailand.
Every dollar received through our Gibbon Guardians program goes directly into our cutting edge non-invasive scientific field research on wild primates and our innovative projects to learn more, protect gibbons, and conserve their habitats before it's too late!
Kids & Youth (under 13 years old)
Individuals (aged 13+)
Family/Small Groups (4-9 people)
Classes/Large Groups (10+ people)