WCS Cambodia

Gibbons & Other Primates

Nine of Cambodia's ten species of primates are Globally Threatened. Across the target landscapes, WCS and partner organisations are aiming to conserve loris, monkeys and gibbons which are threatened by habitat loss and direct persecution. To date the focus for this work has been the Seima Protection Forest, in Mondulkiri province in the east of Cambodia, and the Northern Plains landscape in Preah Vihear province. These sites are home to seven species, including the Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon whose plaintive calls echo out across the forest every morning.

Throughout their range Doucs and Gibbons are highly threatened by habitat loss and hunting. To counter these threats, project staff undertake two main conservation interventions in the SPF and Northern Plains: active law enforcement, and land-use planning. In addition a range of other programs support and enhance these on-going field activities.

Featured Partners

MacArthur Foundation
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation