Welcome to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project Web site !!
Have a look around !! Go the Adoption Page to meet our gibbons and support our project.
Learn more about The Project !!!
Gibbons, apes known for their speed and distinctive singing, were wiped out through poaching by 1980s on Thailand's popular Phuket island. Now they are making a comeback through WARF's Gibbon Rehabilitation Project.
Mary..... From the Loss of A Sister to the Loss of a Family
Maesa and her unforeseen life
PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH GIBBONS!
There are numerous gibbons being used as tourist attractions on Phuket. By paying to have your photo taken with a gibbon you are helping these people to reduce the numbers of wild gibbons and cause suffering to this beautiful animal. Gibbons ensure the health and vitality of the rainforests in which they live. Therefore, their survival must be ensured far into the future. Gibbons are threatened by loss of habitat, but also increasingly, by hunting and the illegal pet market. Remember, each cute baby gibbon you see at a market or beach had its mother shot dead by poachers. This loss destroys the family group forever.
This is where you can help. Don’t have your photograph taken with a gibbon or use the bars they are kept in and don’t buy baby gibbons anywhere. Report any poaching activity seen or heard to the National Park Headquarters or the Natural Resources & Environmental Crime Suppression Division. You can report it directly to Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP). If we work together we can try and stop this trade.
Beware They BITE !!
When gibbons reach sexual maturity at six or seven years old, they develop large canines and become aggressive. At this stage they may be dumped or killed. Some owners will give the gibbons to organisations like us or to The National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department when they reach sexual maturity. They will then acquire a new baby gibbon which will be easier to handle and more attractive to tourists. If they do decide to keep the gibbons, they may file down or remove their canines and then place the gibbon in a tiny cage or chain it up.
Message from our HEARTS
We are fighting the sorrow and the obstacles, We try to make our dream come true everyday,
Finally, the song of the gibbon is echoing around this forest again, We hope all of you will help us keep the song going,
Khao Pra Thaew, the last remaining forest of Phuket, A home for all animals.
We are in need of VOLUNTEERS. We rely entirely on volunteers and private donations to achieve our goals and further our cause. We welcome financial assistance, volunteers to help with our work and experts who can advise us. 100% of all donations go directly to the animals in our care.
Qualified Charitable Organization in Thailand for TAX DEDUCTION license No. 741
Photographs from G.R.P/WARF Team.
@2007 Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand.
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