Gibbon (Hylobates lar) reintroduction success in Phuket, Thailand, and its conservation benefits

  title={Gibbon (Hylobates lar) reintroduction success in Phuket, Thailand, and its conservation benefits},
  author={Petra Osterberg and Phamon Samphanthamit and Owart Maprang and Suwit Punnadee and Warren Y Brockelman},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
We summarize the results from a long‐term gibbon reintroduction project in Phuket, Thailand, and evaluate its benefits to conservation. Between October 2002 and November 2012, eight breeding families of white‐handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) were returned to the wild in Khao Phra Thaew non‐hunting area (KPT). Wild gibbons were extirpated from Phuket Island by the early 1980s, but the illegal wildlife trade has continued to bring young gibbons from elsewhere to the island's popular tourist areas… 
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