Gibbon Rescued in Ratanakiri !

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Gibbon Rescued in Ratanakiri !

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:01 pm

Pleased to report some good news!
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Cambodia News (Ratanakiri): On October 14, 2019, Mr. Thon Sokhun, the deputy director of the rangers at the Virachey National Park Headquarters in Banlung, led a team from the Ministry of the Environment in Ratanakiri to return a gibbon to the forestry administration, which is working together with NGO Wildlife Alliance.
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The conservation team representative, Mr. Van Mony, took the gibbon for treatment and release in the conservation area of the jungle where there are other gibbons.
Gibbons are a protected species, and their habitat in Ratanakiri is under attack from the extensive deforestation in the region.
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Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:13 pm

Yellow-cheeked Gibbon. Very rare.
Young juvenile male.
Poor baby, i hope he finds his mum, or gets adopted.

Thank the heavens for Wildlife Alliance
They will put it somewhere it has a good chance, otherwise they would place it at Phnom Tamao.
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Post by Andrew Nasia » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:41 pm

Brodie will be well pleased.
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Re: Gibbon Rescued in Ratanakiri !

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:16 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Yellow-cheeked Gibbon. Very rare.
Young juvenile male.
Poor baby, i hope he finds his mum, or gets adopted.

Thank the heavens for Wildlife Alliance
They will put it somewhere it has a good chance, otherwise they would place it at Phnom Tamao.
:OD: Cute naas. If I wasn't against that sort of thing, I'd adopt it. Cuter than a kitten.

I guess it was found where they were felling trees and the mother took a hit. I hope this recent tendency to stop the decimation of the protected areas goes on to fast-track, or there won't be many of these guys left.
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Post by IraHayes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:30 pm

Cute or funky?
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:27 pm

Breaking News: Today, 24 October, is International Gibbon Day. Yes it is. So here's a big shout out to the Gibbons that are surviving in Cambodia, and to all those people who are working to protect them. One organization is the Wildlife Alliance featured below, but there are others too, who are doing their best locally to safeguard these natives of the Cambodia forests.
International Gibbon Day 2019
24 October 2019
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When walking through the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, you’re sure to hear the melodious, bird-like duets of monogamous pairs of pileated gibbons [listen here]. These unmistakable calls are heartening for our rangers who patrol the forest daily protecting the largest global population of pileated gibbons (Hylobates pileatus) swinging through the treetops above them. However, poachers also use their unique calls to track these rare small apes.

In Cambodia, the illegal trade of gibbons is largely for the pet trade but the larger threat pileated gibbons are facing is forest loss. These Endangered apes spend 100% of their time in the rainforest canopy so they cannot survive if their home is cut down by loggers.
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There is so much to love about gibbons – their mesmerizing calls, their captivating faces, and their incredible grace and agility as they swing through the trees. But, unfortunately, these icons of Southeast Asian forests are disappearing.

Today, October 24, 2019, is International Gibbon Day and a chance to raise awareness of these small apes before it is too late. We’re asking you to join us in protecting the largest global population of pileated gibbons by making a donation today.
https://www.wildlifealliance.org/intern ... -day-2019/
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Post by lin.chea-ronh » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:41 pm

:hattip: You can buy them for $20 - $30 at local market
:stir: Be seeing you this weekend & doing some photo display ,c\o Jun Jun guesthouse .
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Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:33 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:27 pm
Breaking News: Today, 24 October, is International Gibbon Day. Yes it is.
:D Wow, it's great to see the gibbons have their own day. I'd like to propose it as a public holiday for Cambodia. :dm:

Be nice for the Cambodian gibbons to have a bit of fun before all the forests are gone.
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Re: Gibbon Rescued in Ratanakiri !

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:11 pm

Saving gibbon monkeys in Myanmar:

Coffee, gibbons - and how one saves the other
Zon Pann Pwint 25 Oct 2019
The Asho Chin community, one of the Chin ethnic groups from Nga Phe Township, Magway region, has practiced slash-and-burn farming for generations. The deep-seated tradition has caused deforestation, endangering the Western Hoolock Gibbons living in the area.
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Their natural habitat has been shrinking, and the species of monkeys has ventured closer to houses, in search for food – causing trouble with the residents and further endangering the gibbons.

In an attempt to protect the species, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) have teamed-up with Genius Coffee to provide a solution. FFI is raising awareness among affected communities while Genius coffee provides technical support to produce quality coffee beans; together they aim to generate a more sustainable income for locals, and a better home for the gibbons.

Years of the communities’ hard work have resulted in Gibbon Coffee, another product of Genius.

“The coffee is not produced from gibbons; it is the coffee that helps protect gibbons and brings down the method of slash-and-burn farming,” said U Ngwe Tun, the founder of Genius Shan Highlands Coffee.

Shifting their source of income, the Chin communities (mostly Asho Chin) now rely on coffee and other farm products, such as avocados and macadamia nuts. FFI contacted Genius Coffee to help farmers with picking, grinding and the processing method.

As coffee trees require shade, farmers are encouraged to plant trees, which in turn provide a habitat for the gibbons.

Over time, U Ngwe Tun hopes to rejuvenate and preserve the ancestral canopy, which is paramount for the local ecosystem to flourish.

“As the residents gradually re-grow trees for gibbons, they gibbons are less likely to enter the villagers’ houses or damage crops. On the human side, if the farmers have a decent income, they will give up slash-and-burn farming,” he said.

U Ngwe Tun hopes to inspire others to live a sustainable life, while making a living. He is currently working on the protection of rare birds and other species, such as wildcats in Ywe Ngan, southern Shan State. He plans to open a bird-watching area along with the coffee plantations.

Genius Coffee was established in 2011 with a program for Danu tribal families to coffee trees on 20-acres of land.

Genius Coffee opened in Cambodia, Singapore and Canada, and can be purchased in 20 different countries. For instance, Japan buys a shipping container worth of coffee packs a year.
https://www.mmtimes.com/news/coffee-gib ... other.html
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