Northern Gray Gibbon Hylobates funereus
Brunei; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak)
The habitat of the Northern Gray Gibbon is largely lowland dipterocarp forest, or in heath/kerangas forest on sandy acidic soils. The species is tolerant of selective logging as long as sufficiently tall, fruit-bearing trees are present. Illegal hunting and live capture for the pet trade pose additional threats (Bartlett 2007, Campbell et al. 2008, 2015; Cheyne et al. 2016).
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Endangered based on an estimated population reduction of over 50% over the past 30 years (2 generations) and projected future habitat loss and degradation in the next 15 years (one generation), where the reduction of habitat has not ceased (Campbell et al. 2008). Habitat loss is primarily due to fires, illegal logging and forest clearing for oil palm plantations.
Numerous conservation efforts of these rarest of small primates are ongoing. Sponsor a gibbon at a rescue centre here.
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Nijman, V., Cheyne, S. & Traeholt, C. 2020. Hylobates funereus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T39890A17990856. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T39890A17990856.en. Downloaded on 05 February 2021.
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