1. BEHAVIOR & ECOLOGY OF WILD JAVAN GIBBONS at Gunung Halimun salak national park
We shared a mission with Javan Gibbon Research and Conservation Project (JGRCP). They have conducted a research project about the only small ape in Java since 2007 at Citalahab Forest, Gunung Halimun Salak National Park (GHSNP). In 2020 we supported it by operating the project in the field and strengthening collaboration with the primate team of Ewha Womans University, IPB University, the local community, and the authority of GHSNP.
A Long Term Monitoring
Assisted with a field team consisting of trained local community members as research assistants, we conducted regular monitoring for wild and endangered Javan gibbons to better understand their behavioral ecology in the submontane forest. In the past, the primate team of JGRCP, consisting of researchers from Ewha Womans University and IPB University, have collected extensive data monitoring of diet, social behavior, and home range size.
To extend the interest in primate conservation for Indonesian students and train the next generation of conservationists, we are committed to providing an opportunity through research scholarship mechanisms.
In 2022, two undergraduate students will collaborate with us and develop research projects about seed dispersal and phytochemical analysis in the food eaten by Javan gibbons.
Internship & Volunteer Program
Suppose you care about wildlife, community and want to learn more about conservation at the grassroots level. In that case, the internship and volunteer program is a valuable opportunity to gain experience with our team while fulfilling the official curriculum from the schools or universities. In the past, we have supported the internship program for undergrad students with different backgrounds from IPB University, Kadipaten Forestry Vocational High School, & Jakarta State University (UNJ).
2. ASSESSMENT OF JAVAN GIBBONS IN FRAGMENTED AREA
Homerange & Feeding Pattern
The Javan gibbons exist in the protected area; many still survive in a fragmented area outside of the protected area network with a high risk of conflict with humans, poaching, and isolation. We aimed to collect baseline data from one isolated group and compare it with a stable population at GHSNP.
Exploring Local People's Perception Towards Javan Gibbons
In line with the rapid assessment to collect baseline data about Javan gibbons in a fragmented area, we explored the local people’s perception of Javan gibbons around Lengkong, South Sukabumi. They live on the border of the state forest and encounter the gibbons.