The Silvery Gibbon Project is a registered environmental organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. Established in 1991, the project raises funds for the conservation of the Endangered Silvery gibbon (Hylobates moloch), a primate found only in the jungles of Indonesia.
Unfortunately, like so many species today the wild populations of the Silvery gibbon are under threat due to habitat destruction and fragmentation from illegal logging, burning of forests for palm oil plantations, and encroachment from local human populations.
In addition, many gibbons are still lost each year to the illegal pet trade, when adult gibbons are slaughtered so that their babies can be sold in the markets as pets. The situation for these animals is dire. Based on current estimates, the wild populations are thought to number between 400 and 4,000 animals, many of these confined to small fragmented areas of ever diminishing forest.