Gibbon Rehabilitation Project - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing some of the displays near the visitor centre in at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre in Phuket. The centre is staffed by volunteers and is a great day out.
Gibbon Rehabilitation Project - FURTHER INFORMATION
Gibbon Rehabilitation Project - Phuket visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Gibbon Rehabilitation Project' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Thailand.
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) in Phuket was started in 1992. It aims to
- Develop a method to successfully rehabilitate white-handed gibbons back into their natural habitat
- End the demand for the illegal use of gibbons as tourists attractions and as pets
- To repopulate the last remaining rainforest in Phuket-Khao Pra Theaw Non-Hunting Area (National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department)
- Create awareness of the importance of conservation of the environment.
- Provide the opportunity for volunteers to study the white-handed gibbon.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is about 28km north of Phuket Town and 31km from Patong, 6km north of Ph Khlok. Follow signs into Khao Phro Thaeo Wildlife Park off the 4027 road, just past the Elephant Village, also signposted for Bang Bae Waterfall.