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The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Phuket, Thailand

Description:

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) has been rescuing and rehabilitating white handed gibbons from the pet trade and tourist entertainment industry in Thailand since 1992. In the past ten years GRP has successfully reintroduced families of gibbons into the wild and re-established a independent, breeding, wild population on Phuket.
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Species:

white-handed gibbon or lar gibbon (Hylobates lar)

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest

Location:

Khao Phra Thaew non-hunting area, Phuket, Thailand

Travel:

Flight to Bangkok or Phuket, bus from Bangkok to Phuket. Pick-up service by GRP from within Phuket.

Duration:

Unlimited

min. 4 weeks. Longer term commitments often preferable.

Period:

Year round

Long Term:

3-12mo. May be subject to feedback/review after 3mo.

Volunteers Age:

ND

Qualifications:

No specific skills required, but the volunteer must be reasonably fit physically. A love of animals and the environment as well as good team working skills essential.

Work:

- Feeding, cleaning cages, enrichment making and health checks of gibbons at our Quarantine and Rehabilitation sites.
- Forest work pre- and post-reintroductions.
- Education and fundraising work at our Education centre.

Language(s):

English

Accommodation:

2 pers. shared rooms in bungalows with toilets, showers, cooking facilities & IT.

Cost:

All fees are waved until end of 2012, but volunteers are required to pay a partially (75%) refundable deposit to secure their placement. Food is paid by volunteers.

Application:

Email grp@gibbonproject.org to express your interest and to recieve more information.

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Project valid until:

31/12/2016

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Organisation details

Name:

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

Country of Head Office:

Thailand

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