The Javan Gibbon Centre (JGC) was established in 2002 as a rescue and rehabilitation centre for the Endangered Silvery or Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) in response to an identified need for such a facility as part of the global conservation of this species.

The primary objective of the centre is to rehabilitate and reintroduce gibbons in to suitable areas of protected forest.

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Reintroduction is increasingly becoming an important component of conservation action plans. With dwindling wild populations, rehabilitated ex pet gibbons present an opportunity to establish new populations and reinforce existing non-viable populations.

Reintroduction of gibbons is still relatively experimental but SGP has played an integral role in the development of IUCN Best Practice Guidelines for the Translocation of Gibbons.

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Wildlife Protection Units are a proven effective protection model, implemented specifically to protect populations and habitat from illegal activities.

The Javan Gibbon GPU is the first such unit dedicated to the protection of gibbons as well as biodiversity in this region. This particular unit is a vital component of the reintroduction program, and was established ito coincide with the first release into the Mt Malabar site.

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    Go Without for Gibbons

    How many things do you spend money on that you could honestly live without once in a while?

    June 2015 is GWFG Month. What will you go without?

    Due to habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade, at least one gibbon species is likely to become extinct in the next 10 years.

    You can do something about it!

    It’s simple, go without a simple luxury for the month of June, sign up to My Cause, get your friends and family to support you!

    Funds are urgently required to rehabilitate and reintroduce ex-pet gibbons and to protect critical habitat  in Java, Sumatra & Borneo.

    Tell us what you’ve gone without.

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  • 2015 Wildlife Asia Art Auction is coming!

    We are very excited to announce that SGP will collaborating with Wildlife Asia to once again bring you our much loved Art Auction in 2015. We have an exciting new venue locked in and we know this will be our biggest event yet!

    Stay tuned for more details!

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    An Evening with Chanee

    Thank you to all of our friends and supporters who came out to support our event at Soprano’s restaurant and Pizzeria in South Perth. We were all once again inspired to hear about the work of Chanee and his team at Kalaweit. We are very happy to annoucne that we were successfully able to raise the funds required to purchase the next allotment of 30ha in the Supayang Reserve.

    Thank you for the support!

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When they run out of trees

We are very sad to report on a desperate situation in West Java, where a family of gibbons had become isolated in a  very small patch of forest. Unfortuantely, with ever decreasing habitat, this scenario is likely to become a common occurrence and we must be prepared for translocation strategies. On this occasion, we have been unable to act in time but we are now assisting with urgent plans to move the remaining gibbons to a safe area.  Please see the report below from our partners in the field.



Important Publication

Recently our President Clare Campbell flew to Jakarta to attend a conference and the launch on 26th May of an Occasional Paper of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Species Survival Commission.



Indonesian President releases gibbons

Fantastic news from Javan Gibbon Centre!

Two pairs of gibbons have been released by the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, acknowledging the strong commitment to conservation of the Javan gibbon. Doesn’t get any better than that. Huge congratulations to the JGC team and thank you so much to every one of our supporters that made it happen!

Read the a press release here