The Aspinall Foundation

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With a wild population estimate of fewer than 2,000 individuals, the Javan Gibbon is one of the rarest and most endangered of al gibbon species. Building on TAF's success in the captive breeding of Javan gibbons by setting up a rescue and rehabilitation centre in West Java for rescued gibbons.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (326567)

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  • AnimalsAnimals
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  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

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Situation

The species is considered to be amongst the highest primate conservation priorities in the world. Unique to Java, one of the most densely populated areas on the planet, it is estimated 98% of gibbons forest home has been destroyed. The main threats are from poaching, capture o

Solution

Confiscation of gibbons that are held as pets, working with local/national authorities to rescue thse animals. Build a rescue, rehabilitation and breeding centre within 20 hectare site. Where can provide the specialist care we anticipate the rescued gibbons will require for duration of their life. Build on our captive breeding success to develop a reintroduction programme in future. Set up awarness campaign to inform local people of protection need for this primate.