Vol. 6 No. 1 (2009)

The owa jawa (Hylobates moloch) is still found in a few mountainous regions on the island of Java, while the ungko (Hylobates agilis spp.) can be found in the mountainous regions of the island of Sumatra and the kalawet (Hylobates agilis albibarbis) lives in central and south Kalimantan.
These three species are endemic to Indonesia and are  protected  by  the  government.  The Program for the conservation of the genus Hylobates still needs to be improved and socialized. This is not only a task for the Directorate General of Forest Conservation of the Deparment of Forestry but has to become a task and duty for all of us to conserve and protect either by breeding in captivity in-situ as well as ex-situ.In addition,  scientific and technological inprovements of captive breeding programs of non- human primates  have to be extended to prevent the continuing decrease of  the  non-human primate populations.
Published: 2011-08-06