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.
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, due for publication mid 2015.
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.
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.
April 14th, 2015
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!
November 11th, 2013
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.
November 10th, 2013
We are very excited to announce that 2015 has officially been declared Year of the Gibbon!
Year of the Gibbon is an IUCN SSC initiative focusing awareness for gibbon conservation efforts. Intended as a useful tool for conservationists, fundraisers, educators and governments, 2015 will be the year to sing it out loud: save the gibbon! YOTG sends a clear political message from the international community to combat the illegal trade and ongoing habitat destruction threatening the survival of the gibbons. We hope that this initiative will serve as a catalyst for high-level political support and commitment to protect the gibbons in the wild across all range states.
Stay tuned for SGP’s YOTG events throughout the year!