Rare Chinese gibbons going, going, gone…

Standard Page - 2011-11-25
Using satellite data and field work research Greenpeace has found out that over the past 10 years ONE QUARTER of the island’s rainforest has been chopped down to make way for industrial plantations.
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Hainan Island: China's disappearing tropical paradise
 
Using satellite data and field work research Greenpeace has found out that over the past 10 years ONE QUARTER of the island’s rainforest has been chopped down to make way for industrial plantations.
 
Which doesn’t leave much space left for the world’s rarest primate, the Hainan gibbon.
 
There are only 23 left in the wild.
 
 
Only 23 gibbons are left. Can you help?
The situation for the Hainan gibbon is much more serious than that of China's emblematic endangered species, the panda. With their long limbs and bird-like calls, gibbons love to swing from tree to tree, the babies tucked into their mother's chests, but because of large-scale forest clearing for industrial plantations, the gibbons' home is disappearing. Only 23 gibbons are left. Can you help?
 
Like us, I’m sure you feel saddened by this news, but also feel empowered, because we can do something about it. Can you help us?
 
With your donation we can lobby the local Hainan government to stop illegal plantations, prevent further illegal deforestation and strictly enforce protection of the remaining forest reserves, the gibbons’ last home. If you are able to send us your gift by December 1, it would be the best Christmas present to offer the gibbons, a safe warm home for the New Year.
 
 
 
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