Spread the Word and Save Gibbons
The bad news: Globally, gibbons are one of the most threatened families of primates. Many are considered endangered or critically endangered. In their native habitats, deforestation, poaching and the illegal pet trade remain the largest threats. Unsustainable timber harvesting and agricultural development — particularly palm oil plantations — pose a serious threat to these arboreal apes.
The good news: there are three simple steps you can take at home to help gibbons!
The first — reduce, reuse and recycle — is a great way to help many endangered species. Cut back on single-use goods, find creative ways to use products at the end of their life cycle, and recycle paper, glass, plastic and electronics whenever possible.
Planning a vacation? Then this second tip is for you! Practice ecotourism and refrain from purchasing products made with or from animal parts.
Last, share some of the fun facts you’ve learned here about gibbons with others. Simply raising awareness about these animals can encourage others to appreciate and want to conserve them, too.