With Flight of the Gibbon not only do you gain an unforgettable experience but you are also supporting an organisation that gives back to the community and the local environment. Instead of a business in search of profit and nothing else, Flight of the Gibbon have chosen a different path, to be a leader in global eco-adventure tourism.
Flight of the Gibbon invest a portion of their profits into reforestation projects, ecological education programmes and primate rehabilitation. They are a company truly passionate about conservation, something evident when you visit. As well as offering the zipline experience, Flight of the Gibbon teach visitors about the surrounding eco system to give you a better understanding of the environment around you.
Back in 2008 Flight of the Gibbon started planting a variety of native tree species in deforested areas close to where they operate their ziplines. Since the initiative took off, they have planted over 30,000 trees in the jungle of Thailand alone and plan to plant one million trees within the next twenty years.
Flight of the Gibbon also involve the local community…
“School children are our main allies and involving them is truly special. To be able to teach them about conservation and pass along our passion for nature preservation to the younger generations is the best way we can possibly give back to the local community and environment” – Flight of the Gibbon 2015
Unfortunately, wild gibbons across South East Asia face many challenges including hunting and being captured for the pet trade. Because of this gibbons were extinct in Chiang Mai and Siem Reap for decades before Flight of the Gibbon reintroduced them.
One pair of gibbons the organisation rescued and rehabilitated back in 2007 have already had two offspring and the happy family of four is thriving in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of one when you visit.
Flight of the Gibbon recently expanded to Cambodia and are working on reforestation and reintroduction projects there too.