Until now, the plight of the small apes has been so often overshadowed by the great apes, despite being considered the most threatened primate family. Most people don’t know for example that the most threatened ape is the Hainan gibbon, which has been reduced to only 23 individuals. Meanwhile the cao vit gibbon of Vietnam has only ~130 individuals left in the whole world! A gibbon’s species will most likely be the first ape species we will lose in the coming years.

The Year of the Gibbon 2015 campaign, set up by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Primate Specialist Group (PSG), Section on Small Apes (SSA) is a great opportunity to work together in order to take necessary and tangible steps toward gibbon conservation. Conservationists, zoologists, scientists, governments, decision makers, companies and the general public are welcome to join us in an attempt to move this amazing ape out of the shadows and into the limelight.
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The Year of the Gibbon
2015 Campaign

Set up by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Species Survival Commission (SSC), Primate Specialist Group (PSG) and Section on Small Apes (SSA), the Year of the Gibbon is a great opportunity to gather together in order to take necessary and tangible steps toward gibbon conservation. Conservationists, zoologists, scientists, governments, decision makers, companies and the general public are welcome to join us in an attempt to move this amazing ape out of the shadows and into the limelight.

IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group announces 2015 as Year of the Gibbon.

 

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