Geissmann, T., Grindley, M. E., Ngwe Lwin, Saw Soe
Aung, Thet Naing Aung, Saw Blaw Htoo, and Momberg, F. (2013). The conservation status of hoolock gibbons
in Myanmar. Gibbon Conservation Alliance, Zürich,
Switzerland. xii + 157 pp. ISBN: 978-3-033-04358-9.
The Conservation Status of Hoolock Gibbons in Myanmar
Thomas Geissmann, Mark E. Grindley, Ngwe Lwin, Saw Soe Aung,
Naing Aung, Saw Blaw Htoo, and Frank Momberg
ISBN 978-3-033-04358-9, 2013, in electronic format (PDF) only,
xii+157 page. Gibbon Conservation Alliance, Zürich, Switzerland.
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From the Back Cover
gibbons are small apes of South-east Asia, and
Myanmar is believed to be their last stronghold. In Bangladesh, India,
and China, most forests supporting the hoolock gibbons are small and
highly fragmented. Myanmar, in contrast, is thought to have huge areas
of hoolock gibbon habitat in good quality and to hold significant
populations of both the western and the eastern hoolock gibbon. This
report takes the first detailed look at the status of each Myanmar’s
conservation actions for the hoolock gibbons in
Myanmar were constrained by a lack of data on their distribution,
population size and threats. We addressed this need by conducting a
nationwide review of the status of the species based on: (1) a review
of the taxonomic and ecological knowledge on both hoolock species
throughout their range, (2) a compilation of a full annotated list of
hoolock records, published and unpublished, for Myanmar, and (3)
population estimates and threats assessments for both species
throughout Myanmar based on various field surveys conducted by the
authors for this project.
resulting report gives a first picture of the
conservation status of Myanmar’s hoolock gibbons in a regional,
national and international context.
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