Preserving Primates in China



Gaoligong Nature Reserve protects more primate species than any other reserve north of the Tropic of Cancer. Rare is protecting this biodiversity hotspot threatened by land development and tourism.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Eight primate species depend on the forest in Gaoligong Nature Reserve. To reduce human interference and habitat degradation, Campaign Manager Duan Honglian will standardize tourism behavior and teach local communities responsible tsaoko fruit cultivation. Maximizing both activities will result in more productive livelihoods while emphasizing habitat preservation. To engage audiences, shifting beliefs and behaviors, Duan needs $5,000 for transportation, campaign materials and activities.

How will this project solve this problem?

Educational school visits, community activities, posters, puppet shows and songs will promote regulatory under-forest planting and designate key forest areas for conservation. Community support is vital to campaign success.

Potential Long Term Impact

Designating protected areas of the reserve and teaching communities new ways of cultivating tsaoko will protect the habitat of the caped langur, East hoolock gibbon and other endangered species while improving income alternatives for local people.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $815

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $815 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 16 donors like you, a total of $815 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Amanda Gaynor

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