Welcome to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project Web site !!
Have a look around !! Go the Adoption Page to meet our gibbons and support our project.
You can visit the Rehabilitation site and the Education center (Center for Conservation and Fund-Raising) both located in Khao Phra Theaw Non-Hunting Area at Bang Pae Waterfall in Phuket, Thailand. It is about 9km east from the Heroines Monument. You can visit our center and see some of the gibbons from Viewing Platform. The Center is open dailly from 9am to 4.30pm. We do not charge an entrance fee.
We are about 20km away from Phuket International Airport, from here you should follow the sign to the Heroines monument and turn left onto road 4027. Follow the road untill you see the sign for Bang Pae Waterfall, where you turn left and drive for 1km to the entrance of the Park. You will have to pay an entrance fee to The National Park Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department. Once inside the Park, a car park is provided and you can walk from here to Our Center.
Learn more about The Project !!!
Gibbons, apes known for their speed and distinctive singing, were wiped out through poaching by 1980s on Thailand's popular Phuket island. Now they are making a comeback through WARF's Gibbon Rehabilitation Project.
If you are interested in joining and participating in such a special opportunity, then you are most welcome. .
Tripadvisor: Make us the top venue in Phuket!
Obituary: We remember Thomas (Tony) Smallwood, WARF International Co-ordinator who sadly passed away in October !!!
September 2013; Busy with different activities such as gibbon observations, school visits, leaflet drops, cage maintenance and cleaning !!!
August 2013; Bambam’s and Santi’s first baby is born on the 3rd of August !
WARF E-news http://issuu.com/warf/docs/jun-jul
Mary and her life story..... From the Loss of A Sister to the Loss of a Family http://issuu.com/warf/docs/mary
Maesa and her Unforeseen Life This was not an easy decision to come to.
On April 12, 2010 the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project joyfully welcomed newborn Maesa into their gibbon family. Maesa was the first baby of Max (father), and the third baby for her mother, Nuan. Unfortunately, after only a few days it was apparent that all was not well in their family. It quickly became apparent that Nuan was not interested in being a mother to Maesa.
PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH GIBBONS!
There are numerous gibbons being used as tourist attractions on Phuket. By paying to have your photo taken with a gibbon you are helping these people to reduce the numbers of wild gibbons and cause suffering to this beautiful animal.Gibbons ensure the health and vitality of the rainforests in which they live. Therefore, their survival must be ensured far into the future. Gibbons are threatened by loss of habitat, but also increasingly, by hunting and the illegal pet market. Remember, each cute baby gibbon you see at a market or beach had its mother shot dead by poachers. This loss destroys the family group forever.
This is where you can help. Don’t have your photograph taken with a gibbon or use the bars they are kept in and don’t buy baby gibbons anywhere. Report any poaching activity seen or heard to the National Park Headquarters or the Natural Resources and Environment Crime Division (email@example.com). You can report it directly to DNP through their website http://www.dnp.go.th/complain/index.asp If we work together we can try and stop this trade.
Beware they BITE!!
When gibbons reach sexual maturity at six or seven years old, they develop large canines and become aggressive. At this stage they may be dumped or killed. Some owners will give the gibbons to organisations like us or to The National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department when they reach sexual maturity. They will then acquire a new baby gibbon which will be easier to handle and more attractive to tourists. If they do decide to keep the gibbons, they may file down or remove their canines and then place the gibbon in a tiny cage or chain it up.
Message from our HEARTS
We are fighting the sorrow and the obstacles, We try to make our dream come true everyday,
Finally, the song of the gibbon is echoing around this forest again, We hope all of you will help us keep the song going,
Khao Pra Thaew, the last remaining forest of Phuket, A home for all animals.
We are in need of VOLUNTEERS. We rely entirely on volunteers and private donations to achieve our goals and further our cause. We welcome financial assistance, volunteers to help with our work and experts who can advise us. 100% of all donations go directly to the animals in our care.
Qualified Charitable Organization in Thailand for TAX DEDUCTION license No. 741
Photographs from G.R.P/WARF Team.
@2007 Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand.
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