Javan Gibbon Centre

November 10th, 2013 | Clare Campbell

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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.

The illegal pet trade remains a significant problem in Indonesia, with an estimated 300 Javan gibbons still being kept as pets. Several juvenile gibbons have been rescued in recent years which appear to have been poached in protected areas indicating inadequate protection and an ongoing market for the trade in gibbons.

The centre facilitates rehabilitation of these gibbons but also serves as an education resource, operating a mobile conservation education unt to increase awareness and value of wildlife and habitat.

JGC currently accommodates 25 gibbons. You can support the care and rehabilitation of a gibbon through our adoption program.

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