The Jahoo Gibbon Camp is a community-based ecotourism venture developed in partnership with local tour operators. This venture empowers community members to engage in the conservation of globally threatened primate species by providing a sustainable income stream. The wildlife sanctuary is home to 5 primate species, including the IUCN Red List endangered yellow-cheeked crested gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) and critically endangered black-shanked douc (Pygathrix nigripes) who are under constant threat due to poaching and habitat loss. The Jahoo Gibbon Camp has provided nearly $20,000 USD in income for the participating families over the past 2 years despite COVID-19 impacts on tourism*. Furthermore, all of the visiting tourists pay a fee towards the Gibbon Fund which is allocated towards community activities (including scholarships, cultural celebrations and support for elderly community members).
*2020-2021 Monitoring Report