Javan gibbon, the endemic spesies of Java island is famous for its beautiful silvery hair and their singing. However their numbers in the wild keep decreasing from time to time due to illegal poaching and deforestation.
Established in 2003, Javan gibbon center has been receiving donated or consficated javan gibbons and rehabilitating the gibbons for a possible reintroduction. The first reintroduction held in October 2010 with one pair of gibbons released into an area of forest adjacent to the JGC. Then from 2013 until 2019, there are 4 families and 6 pairs of gibbons released to Mount Puntang, Malabar Protected Forest, Bandung. With two successful birth in the wild in 2017 and 2020.
In July this year, another three pairs of gibbons successfully trans-located to Mount Puntang. Despite the pandemic situation, the gibbons started their reintroduction program. Soon when they are ready, the gibbons will be free again.
Help them to get wild again and help the remaining gibbons in our rehabilitation center by joining Great Apes Giving Day 2020. It will be held on 13 October 2020 at 12 am Eastern Time. Mark the date, click the link and be a part of this event. You can help the gibbons to get wild again!