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Fred Bagley

Great Ape Conservation Fund

1 August 2002

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of International Conservation
Great Ape Conservation Fund

Summary of grants for gibbon conservation in 2001-2002

Grant amounts are listed along with matching funds and in-kind contributions in bold.

"Listen to my song" gibbon conservation educational materials (GA-0031)
Save Cambodia's Wildlife, $15,000 + $15,500.
A wildlife education program on the need to protect and conserve Cambodia's gibbons and other primates.

Conservation of hoolock gibbon in Northeast India (GA-0032).
Wildlife Institute of India, $27,890 + $9,405.
A survey of gibbon populations in the northeast Indian states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram. This will include a survey of the condition of the habitats as well as human pressures on them.

Hunting for subsistence and trade in North Burma: Impacts on the endangered hoolock gibbon and other wildlife species (GA-0033).
Wildlife Conservation Society, $28,120 + $94,630.
A study to determine the impacts of hunting on wildlife populations, particularly hoolock gibbon populations, and to examine the importance of hunting to local communities in north Burma.

The lesser apes conservation project: Identifying the status of and threats to siamang and agile gibbons in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia (GA-0035).
Wildlife Conservation Society, $29,500 + $55,120.
A study of the effects of habitat disturbance on the density and distribution of siamang and agile gibbons through a combination of intensive study of diet and ranging patterns and an extensive census of siamang and agile gibbon in Indonesia's Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park.

Initiating conservation for the yellow-cheeked gibbon in Cambodia (GA-0037).
Wildlife Conservation Society, $27,980 + $47,740.
Assess gibbon population distribution and hunting trends, analyze and map habitat data, train local staff, design and initiate hunting controls, a community awareness program, and monitoring program.

Western black crested gibbon conservation project: Species protection through community based conservation initiatives in Vietnam (GA-0052)
Fauna and Flora International, $38,445 + $22,166.
A community based conservation initiative in the Che Tao Forests, Mu Cang Chai District, Yen Bai targeted at enhancing long-term protection of western black-crested gibbons (Nomascus concolor).

Emergency surveys for the eastern black crested gibbon in Northeastern Vietnam (GA-0054).
Fauna and Flora International, $29,997 + $9,055.
A survey to identify forest areas containing the last remaining eastern black-crested gibbons (Nomascus sp. cf. nasutus) in Vietnam.

Conservation status review of pileated gibbon and yellow-cheeked crested gibbon in the Cambodian Protected Area System (GA-0056).
Fauna and Flora International-Cambodia Program, $31,615 + $12,385.
Access the status of the pileated gibbon and yellow-cheeked crested gibbon in selected Cambodian protected areas and identify and recommend initial priorities for their conservation.

Conservation status review of pileated gibbon and yellow-cheeked crested gibbon in the forest estate of Cambodia (GA-0055).
Fauna and Flora International-Cambodia Program, $31,360 + $11,880.
Access the status of the pileated gibbon and yellow-cheeked crested gibbon in selected forest estates of Cambodia and identify and recommend initial priorities for their conservation.

Benefiting the protection and conservation of the orangutan and gibbon (GA-0083).
Friends of the National Park Foundation, $14,600 + $16,600.
A reforestation project for critical areas of orangutan habitat damaged by forest fires and logging in the vicinity of Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Conservation of hoolock gibbons (Bunopithecus hoolock) of Bangladesh (GA-0062).
Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, $32,500 + $4,950.
To estimate the size of the remaining hoolock gibbon (Bunopithecus hoolock) population in Bangladesh, carry out a population viability assessment, and initiate a public education and awareness program.

Gibbon survey in North Central Vietnam (GA-0070).
Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES), Vietnam National University, $41,970 + $21,798.
To survey gibbon populations and habitats in six provinces of North Central Vietnam, assess human threats, and develop long-term conservation recommendations.

Genetic discontinuities of Javan gibbons: The dignificance of Gunung Salak Protected Forest as a dispersal barrier (GA-0072).
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Studies-University of Indonesia (CBCS-UI). $29,472 + $8,216.
To study the genetic variability among the Javan gibbons of Gunung Halimum National Park, Gunung Salak, and Gunung Gede-Pangrango.

Gibbon conservation through field studies and public awareness raising in Lao PDR (GA-0061).
Wildlife Conservation Society, $30,948 + $25,992. To carry out a field survey of the black-cheeked crested gibbon (Hylobates concolor) in Luang Namtha Province, and produce a poster and childrenís book on the status and importance of gibbons and other endangered primates of Lao PDR.

Current distribution of Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) and iIts conservation priorities (GACF-0073).
The Indonesian Foundation for the Advancement of Biological Sciences, $35,560 + $23,300.
An extensive survey of the Javan gibbon's population size and it's current distribution.

Building up wildlifeís defense (GACF-0101).
WildAid, $41,200 + $178,550.
To develop a regional wildlife protection training program and center for Southeast Asia at Thailand's Khao Yai National Park.

Women and wildlife in Southeast Asia (GACF-0102).
WildAid, $26,640 + $47,822.
Work with women of communities bordering Thailand's Khao Yai National Park to develop alternative sources of income through village based micro-farming projects. The training and economic development will be linked with environmental awareness education so as to reduce the need for poaching of gibbons and other wild animals.

Survey and study of hoolock gibbons in fragmented forest of Assam (GACF-0041).
Gauhati University, $43,393 + $12,201.
A survey and study of the behavioral response of gibbons to degradation of their habitat. This information will be used to prepare an action plan for gibbon conservation in Assam.


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