Aid for the gibbons on Borneo
Picture: © Charles Ryan
While deforestation contributes to forest decline, the greatest threat to gibbons is the illegal wildlife trade. Entire gibbon families are killed by traffickers for their babies to be sold as pets.
Although gibbons face these urgent threats, there is as yet no sanctuary for these rare animals on the island of Borneo. Of the twenty gibbon species worldwide, five are found exclusively on Borneo. In the Malaysian part of Borneo the “Northern Gray Gibbon” (Hylobates funereus) can be found, whose population is currently classified as critically endangered according to the IUCN.
Our Partner on Site
The founder is already running the first Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GReP) of Malaysia. In line with this plan, the first GReP on the island of Borneo is now to be established – with Nepada Wildlife e.V. as international support. Bam brings eight years and countless animals of experience with him.
May 2021 – First Quick Aid
Thanks to your support, we have raised € 5,000 in emergency aid to protect the endangered Bornean gibbons! With these donations we can provide food and milk for all animals, veterinary care, a full time foster home and the complete corona provision for the team all year round!
FEBRUARY 2022 – PROJECT SITE FOUND
MARCH 2022 – MORE IMMEDIATE AID
Thanks to your support, we were able to transfer € 13,400 to our partner organization. This donation will be used to purchase all the materials needed to build five gibbon enclosures and to fund local labour to build them.