━ Hoolock Gibbons Conservation ━
As per IUCN, the Western Hoolock Gibbon is ‘endangered’, whereas the Eastern Hoolock Gibbon is ‘Vulnerable’. They both are on the Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of India, 1972. Tropical, evergreen, and semi-evergreen forests and subtropical moist deciduous forests are the primary habitats of Hoolock Gibbons.
Being exclusively arboreal creatures, Hoolocks depend on having high canopy coverage in their habitat.
Threats & Challenges
Plan of Action
- Reducing or mitigating the loss caused by hunting
- Creating a safer environment for the gibbons
- Creating replenished & healthy habitat
- Help in population increase
- Carbon capture
━ Contribution Towards a Better Tomorrow ━
Save Hoolock Gibbons
Hoolock Gibbons are primates like monkeys, langurs, and chimpanzees. They are classified as lesser apes and are the only ape species found in India. Apart from India, they are also found in Myanmar, Bangladesh & China. They are omnivorous & survive by eating fruits, insects, and leaves.
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