Gibbon Conservation Society or GCS is a Malaysian NGO founded on 22nd February 2020. We were formerly known as the Gibbon Protection Society Malaysia (GPSM) and have been running since 2016.
Our main purpose is to support the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project or GReP. Through this project we rescue and rehabilitate gibbons who were victims of the illegal pet trade. Rehabilitation is not an easy process, most gibbons require at least 5-10 years of rehab, and depending on their age and history, each gibbon needs to learn and overcome different things, as many are left traumatised by their experiences as pets. Through personalised training, we help each individual
move forward, relearn their natural behaviours and prepare them for life in the wild.
Our goal is to educate the public about the threats that gibbons face in Malaysia due to human activities, and the implications of gibbon extinction. We support vital conservation research on primates and their habitats, and promote environmental education and awareness about the importance of primates within the Malaysian ecosystem.