• Northern White-cheeked Gibbon

Northern white-cheeked gibbon

(Nomascus leucogenys)

Vietnam’s forests are the habitat of six of the seven crested gibbon species. All of them are threatened with extinction. The Northern white-cheeked gibbon, like many of his relatives, is classified as critically endangered. Currently, the gibbons‘ habitats are shrinking dramatically. In Vietnam, the species only occurs in small fragmented groups. Additionally, they are hunted for the pet trade and traditional medicine.

To support the long-term survival of Northern white-cheeked gibbons the insurance population in human care needs to be strengthened further both in Europe and South East Asia. Cooperation between ex situ institutions will be increased and welfare conditions in facilities improved if necessary.

The extensive factsheet for this species will be uploaded soon.