Ngwe Lwin, Geissmann, T., Saw Soe Aung, Thet Naing Aung, Zin Myo Aung, Tony Htin Hla, Grindley, M., and Momberg, F. (2011). The Myanmar Hoolock Gibbon Conservation Status Review: First results. Gibbon Journal 6: 18-21.

The Myanmar Hoolock Gibbon Conservation Status Review: First results

Ngwe Lwin1, Thomas Geissmann2,3, Saw Soe Aung1, Thet Naing Aung1, Zin Myo Aung1,
Tony Htin Hla1, Mark Grindley4 and Frank Momberg3

1 Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA), Yangon, Myanmar
2 Anthropological Institute, University Zürich-Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland
3 Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Cambridge, UK
4 People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF), Chiang Mai, Thailand

This report summarises results from 25 surveys conducted for the Myanmar Hoolock Gibbon Conservation Status Review Project between November 2008 and 2010. Myanmar holds large intact areas of prime gibbon habitat and is believed to support the majority of remaining hoolock gibbons, but, there is no up-to-date information on the speciesí conservation status in Myanmar. This project confirms the occurrence of gibbons in the larger areas of forest in five states and divisions. Habitat loss and degradation were recorded as the main threats and hunting was identified as a serious threat in some areas, whereas in other areas no threats were found.

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