Nomascus hainanus | Hainan Gibbon
Only spot (!): Bawangling National Nature Reserve, Hainan Island, China
Nomascus hainanus is a monotypic species (no subspecies).
Previously widespread across Hainan Island, it is now confined to Bawangling National Nature Reserve on the western side of the island .
IUCN Conservation Status
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
Dr. Jiang Haisheng
South China Institute of Endangered Animals
105 Xingang Road
Guangzhou, Guangdong 510260
Phone: +86-20-84 19 25 36
Fax: +86-20-84 18 37 04
Other sites: None
 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
Page Last Updated: 22 February 2014