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“Incredible project” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Bang Pae Waterfall | น้ำตกบางแป, Phuket, Thailand
+66 76 260 4912
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) was set up in 1992 by Mr Noppadol Preuksawan, the chief of the Royal Forest Department in Phuket at that time, Mr. Thavrn Sri-Oon, Bang Pae Sub-Station chief, the Asian Wildlife Fund and an American Zoologist called Terrance Dillon Morin. In 1994 the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand (WARF) started to support the project, we are now a research division of WARF. The GRP is a unique animal welfare and conservation organisation, working to rehabilitate unwanted or confiscated gibbons from the pet trade and tourist industry and to reintroduce suitable candidates back to the wild Mission • To prevent the mistreatment of gibbons and other wildlife • To rehome illegally kept captive gibbons and to provide a caring environment in which they can recover • To rehabilitate gibbons and to reintroduce suitable individuals back to the wild • To educate people about the need to preserve and protect the environment • To educate tourists and local communities about the illegal wildife trade
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“Incredible project”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Worth seeing.. Fantastic explanation of the project from the volunteers. The rehab process is amazing.

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“Fantastic Volunteers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We went to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project on our way to our final hotel in Phuket. The volunteers are very informative with the wonderful work they are doing for these beautiful gibbons. The project does not receive any of the money that you pay to enter the National Park so please give a donation and purchase items from the shop. You can only see a couple of Gibbons so our visit was fairly short.

Visited January 2014
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“Save the wildlife of Phuket!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is very informative and educational and definitely worth a visit. The centre is run by volunteers and donations. The commitment of the staff to caring for these rescued gibbons is so wonderful to witness at first hand. Sadly the stories of how they ended up in the centre is truly heartbreaking but thanks to the work and patience of the staff there is hope for many of them to live out their days as nature intended. You cannot fail to fall in love with these beautiful creatures who come in all colours, shapes and sizes and their large beautiful eyes are mesmerising. This is an ideal visit for families and for anybody who wants to see the real beauty of the rain forest.

Visited December 2013
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“A significant project for the well-being of our planet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were pleased we'd made the effort for what is a relatively short experience in terms of time, but invaluable in terms of the information about a species that is approaching extinction, were it not for the commitment of a project like this. We learned a lot about Gibbons in Thailand, the threats they have and still face, and the efforts of projects like this to save, rehabilitate and release Gibbons to their natural habitat. Most interesting was the information about their daily schedule of activities. All the while, there are Gibbons in enclosures above you. This provides an opportunity to get a good lose look...and admire the work of staff and volunteers. There is no payment, other than the national park entry fee, so make a donation or buy a T-shirt to support this cause

Visited January 2014
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“Great visit, very informative.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a place that is really worth a visit, when you arrive you get good information about their project remember that the project doesn't get anything from the entrance fee to the park so give a donation or buy something in the gift shop to support them :)

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