Nomascus hainanus | Hainan Gibbon

 

Only spot (!): Bawangling National Nature Reserve, Hainan Island, China 

Primatology

 

Taxonomy

Nomascus hainanus is a monotypic species (no subspecies).

 

Occurrence

Hainan, China

 

Previously widespread across Hainan Island, it is now confined to Bawangling National Nature Reserve on the western side of the island [1]. 

 

IUCN Conservation Status

Critically Endangered

 

 

Seeing this Species

 

Bawangling National Nature Reserve, Hainan Island, China is the only place to see this species.

 

Flights and boats to and from Hainan

 

Bus transportation within Hainan

 

Probability of Success: Low

 

Overlapping species: Rhesus Macaque

 

Local contacts

Dr. Jiang Haisheng

 

South China Institute of Endangered Animals

105 Xingang Road

Guangzhou, Guangdong 510260

China

 

Email: jianghs@gdei.gis.sti.gd.cn

Phone: +86-20-84 19 25 36

Fax: +86-20-84 18 37 04

 

Other sites: None

 

 

 

 

References

[1] Chan B., Fellowes J., Geissmann T. and Zhang J., 2005. Hainan gibbon status survey and conservation action plan, version 1 (last updated November 2005). Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Technical Report No. 3. Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong.

 

 

Illustration: Martin Aveling for BBC Wildlife Magazine

 

 

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