Gibbon Conservation Society

  • Malaysia    Animals, Environment, Rescue
Raised So Far MYR 61,736

Gibbon Conservation Society

The Gibbon Conservation Society (GCS) relies mainly on public donations and support to keep our projects running. As it has with so many others, the COVID-19 crisis in Malaysia have made it incredibly difficult for us to gather funds for our main project, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project since 2020. With more gibbons in need of rescuing, we are working to create self sustained income, but we still need your support while we get there. See how you can support us below:

With your donations we can continue to provide the best possible care for the Gibbons and we can continue progressing with their rehabilitation even during this difficult time.

Other donation options are,

1. Via our Maybank account (best for Malaysian donors/those with a local account)

Gibbon Conservation Society
A/N – 562339408187
Swift Code - MBBEMYKL

2. Via Paypal at

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You can also symbolically adopt a gibbon here:


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. 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. Most importantly, we aim to combat the growing illegal wildlife trade by assisting the local law enforcement agencies.


The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GReP) is Malaysia’s first small ape rehabilitation centre, established in 2013, that helps orphaned captive gibbons and other primates that were confiscated from wildlife traffickers or surrendered by civilian pet owners.

This project aims to continuously give proper care, nutrition and rehabilitation to as many primates as we can accommodate, so they can reclaim their survival skills and be returned back into the wild to become a functional part of the natural ecosystem. In order to return to the wild, gibbons must be both physically and mentally ready, as well as achieve 7 criteria of release.  We follow the IUCN Best Practice Guidelines for Rehabilitation and Translocation of Gibbons. GReP has been accredited by independent auditor sent by IUCN which are the European Alliance of Rescue Centres and Sanctuaries (EARS) and Wildlife Impact.  

The team work tirelessly to provide the best possible care for all the Gibbons at the project and are responsible for all aspects of their husbandry and rehabilitation. Each of the 10 Gibbons residing at the project are all at different stages of rehabilitation and all have individual needs, with some requiring 24 hour care as the team takes over the role of surrogate mother.  Many will take over 5 years to learn the necessary skills to be safely released back into the wild.  

There are many costs associated with running GCS, particularly the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. The estimated monthly operational funds are RM 17 000.00 to run GCS and GReP. This includes day-to-day care for the gibbons and guard dogs, salaries, centre rental, maintenance and more.  Recently, GCS has signed an MOU with the government in Sabah to start a second rehabilitation centre in Kota Belud, Sabah to conserve and protect the species of Malaysian Borneo. 

This is where you come in! All of our amazing supporters and donors keep the Gibbons healthy and well fed. They keep GCS going! No matter how large or small the donation, every little bit makes a difference and gets the Gibbons one step closer to being released back into the wild. As a guide of how the funds can be used,

MYR 140 – Feeds ONE adult Gibbon for ONE week

MYR 150 – Replacement of husbandry equipment (rakes, gloves, brushes, brooms etc)

MYR 200 – Provides milk formula for our baby gibbons for ONE week

MYR 700 – Feeds our guard dogs for one month

MYR 1600 -  Feeds TWELVE gibbons, adults and infants, for one week.

Please get in touch with us on our social media platforms if you wish to learn more about GCS or visit our website.

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