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Conservation of gibbons in Yunnan Province, China

  • Elliott H. Haimoff (a1), Yang Xiao-Jun (a2), He Swing-Jing (a2) and Chen Nan (a2)

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Three gibbon species inhabit the tropical and subtropical forests in China, all of which occur in Yunnan Province: the crested gibbon Hylobates concolor, lar gibbon H. lar, and hoolock gibbon H. hoolock. As a result of deforestation and over-hunting, all three species are gravely endangered in China and may be on the verge of extinction; they are now considered to be the nation's rarest animals. A recent census and survey of crested gibbons in Yunnan Province, partly funded from FFPS's Oryx 100% Fund, revealed new information on the distribution, status and conservation of gibbons in China. The authors made recommendations for future conservation measures, and these are now being considered by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Government.

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Conservation of gibbons in Yunnan Province, China

  • Elliott H. Haimoff (a1), Yang Xiao-Jun (a2), He Swing-Jing (a2) and Chen Nan (a2)

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