The SSA is a group of more than 80 gibbon experts globally, with a shared vision of conserving the world’s gibbons. The SSA contributes to gibbon conservation through:
- Strengthening coordination among gibbon conservation projects worldwide;
- Increasing awareness of scientifically-sound practice in gibbon conservation;
- Providing IUCN-endorsed guidelines to conservationists, field scientists and decision makers;
- Developing Conservation Action Plans that clarify priorities in gibbon conservation for practitioners, decision makers and donors;
- Ensuring the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as a decision tool is thorough and up-to-date.
- Providing direct technical support to implementing projects engaged with gibbon conservation.
To learn more about the SSA Working Groups follow this link.
To learn more about the IUCN Year of the Gibbon held in 2015 follow this link.
The Section on Small Apes gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Arcus Foundation.