Conservation of Endangered and Critically Endangered gibbons of Southeast Asia
Project

Conservation of Endangered and Critically Endangered Gibbons of Southeast Asia

Duration
2013 - 2015
Location
Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia
Species protected
Agile Gibbon Hylobates agilis
Siamang Symphalangus syndactylus
Lar Gibbon Hylobates lar

Project objectives

The project objectives are to firstly improve the quantity – and quality – of law enforcement effort against illegal Gibbon poachers and traders. Secondly to increase the number of arrests of illegal poachers and traders in Nam Et-Phou Louey, Endau-Rompin and Bukit Barisan Selatan; and finally to increase the number of prosecutions of arrested poachers and traders.

Overall, it is hoped that this improved law enforcement effort will significantly mitigate the threat of hunting to Gibbons species in all three landscapes.

This project is implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching