A simply amazing experience for all wildlife lovers to see the incredibly rare ‘northern yellow-cheeked gibbons’ in their natural habitat in the Ratanakiri province of Northeast Cambodia.
This rare and endangered species of gibbon was only discovered in 2010 with an estimated 500 groups at the site, this is the largest known population in the world!
In the west of Ratanakiri province, lies a luscious forest called Veun Sai-Siem Pang Conservation Area. This protected 550 square km area is home to this extremely important gibbon population, as well as a host of other endangered species.
‘See Cambodia Differently' in partnership with 'DutchCo Trekking Cambodia’, ‘Conservation International’ and the local communities have put together an exclusive one night gibbon spotting trek, the first of its kind in Cambodia.
It's a unique experience for enthusiastic wild life spotters and those who are interested in biology and nature conservation. Only very small groups of between 2-6 visitors are allowed to visit the site making this an extremely special opportunity indeed.
Why come Gibbon Spotting with us:
We are the only official partnership that has direct access to the gibbon sites, which are part of an ongoing conservation research project.
Being escorted by specialist guides and researchers you have a much higher chance of seeing the gibbons, estimated to be about 70%.
Our project is environmentally responsible and has taken many steps to ensure that the welfare of the gibbons is at the centre of everything we do. You will not just get the opportunity to see gibbons in the Veun Sai-Pang Conservation Area as the site is teeming with other wildlife. The site is incredibly important biologically, and is also home to two other newly discovered species; the ‘Iridescent short-legged lizard’ and ‘Walston’s tube-nosed bat’.
The site is managed by a community-based ecotourism group made up of democratically elected community members. All profits which go to the community are spent by the community on developing the community. Local people are also employed in positions such as trackers, guides and wildlife enforcement, which help maintain the forest and wildlife for their long-term benefit.
Responsible nature tourism such as that we provide gives support to poor local indigenous communities and threatened wildlife. Help us to make this project the success it deserves to be.