1,000 Yellow-Cheeked Crested Gibbons Found in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

AKP Phnom Penh, September 18, 2018 —

Around 1,000 yellow-cheeked crested gibbons (Nomascus gabriellae) have been found in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, said Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in a news release.

This endangered species lives high in trees, spending their time feeding on leaves and fruit, and singing their beautiful songs early in the morning, it added.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this species is considered Endangered based on an estimated population reduction of over 50 percent when considering the past 45 years (three generations) due primarily to hunting and habitat loss.

A close monitoring of this species is required given predicated likely rates of both habitat loss and hunting in the future. The identity of the gibbons in a large area covering parts of central Viet Nam, southern Lao and northeastern Cambodia.

By Khan Sophirom