Hainan gibbon news and resources

  • New family group of Hainan gibbons discovered: A new family group of Hainan gibbons has been discovered by a team led by ZSL, raising the known population to around 28. Read more.
  • Hainan gibbon workshop report: The first report outlining the steps needed to save the Hainan gibbon from extinction is published. This represents the work of more than 100 scientists, policy makers and other stakeholders, and identifies over 40 key actions needed to ensure long-term survival. PDF icon Download a PDF of the report (7.64 MB)
  • Emergency Response Plan: ZSL organised and held a meeting to create an Emergency Response Plan for the Hainan gibbon in September 2016, involving Chinese and international stakeholders and academics. 
  • Conservation Action Plan: ZSL completed the Conservation Action Plan for the Hainan gibbon in January 2017, which is built on priority conservation actions identified by attendees at the 2014 workshop. 
  • In March 2017, we hosted Miss Di Zhang, PhD Candidate from Peking University, Beijing, as a visiting researcher in the Institute of Zoology. She analysed previously collected community interview data from Hainan by Dr Sam Turvey’s group and discussed research on protected areas in China, including deforestation in Hainan. Di then continued to the University of Cambridge to present her work at the Student Conference on Conservation Science.