Primate Rehabilitation in Malaysia
Non-human primates are our closest relatives but 60% of all primate species worldwide are threatened with extinction. As seed dispersers, primates play an outstandingly important role for a healthy and diverse forest ecosystem that we all depend upon. Malaysia is a global biodiversity hotspot; however, we are losing critical primate habitats due to deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade.
Our mission is primate rehabilitation in Malaysia. As concerned young Malaysian scientists and activists, we want to pro-actively contribute to primate conservation in Peninsular Malaysia by pursuing a NGO-run, government-supported primate rehabilitation centre in Peninsular Malaysia for confiscated primates in order to provide them a chance to safely return to the wild.
Our Projects: The Gibbon Rehabilitation project (GReP)
GReP is focused on re-wilding orphaned captive gibbons that were confiscated from wildlife traffickers and pet owners. This project aims to continuously give proper care, nutrition, rehabilitation and re-wilding training to as many primates as we can accommodate so they can be returned back into the wild when they are ready.
How you can help
We need funds to feed the gibbons, pay the GReP staff, create enrichments and many other daily running costs. As a volunteer run NGO, we are always looking for more dedicated people to join our team.
Find out how you can support us: