Fighting  to safeguard gibbons and their Habitat in Indonesia

Crédit Kalaweit

Chanee arrived in Indonesia in 1998 thanks

to the support of Muriel Robin, godmother

of the Association. Passionate about gibbons since his childhood, he wanted to discover them free in their natural environment, but he quickly realized that his childhood dream could never be realized. 

Therefore, the Kalaweit association was born,and with it the project of protecting the gibbons and safeguarding their habitat.

An indefatigable fighter, today he is at the head of the largest project in the world to save these great apes. You can find news updates from him on his YouTube channel on the Kalaweit website.

photo Mathias Kellermann
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Say No to massive deforestation

Indonesia is one of the countries in the world with the highest rates of deforestation, mainly due to the production of palm oil. Massive destruction of forests leads to increased wildlife trafficking.


Gibbons, which are part of the family of great apes (such as orangutans, gorillas, bonobos and chimpanzees) are

the first victims because they are strictly arboreal. 

If nothing is done immediately to protect the Indonesian forests, they will probably have disappeared by 2030.

photo Mathias Kellermann
photo Laurie Virolle
Treat - Preserve - Inform
Crédit Kalaweit
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In Borneo and Sumatra, the association saves gibbons from wildlife trafficking. Some will be released, but the majority of them will remain in one of the two Kalaweit centres

for life.The association also buys parcels

of forest to turn into reserves, which it then protects.Finally, it makes the local population aware of nature conservation, thanks to Kalaweit FM Radio

and media coverage.