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.
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