BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Earth Matters  >  Protecting the Singing, Swinging Ape

Protecting the Singing, Swinging Ape

Mariani Ramli, President & Founder, Gibbon Conservation Society (GCS) | Dr Susan M. Cheyne, Vice-Chair, IUCN Primate Specialist Group Section on Small Apes

16-Aug-23 15:00

Protecting the Singing, Swinging Ape

Though they registered officially in 2020, the Gibbon Conservation Society or GCS has been running since 2013, marking 10 years of hard work to rescue and rehabilitate gibbons in Malaysia. Gibbons are an endangered species and are threatened primarily by loss of their forest habitat, but also other factors like the illegal wildlife trade, the use of their body parts in Chinese medicines, and poaching. The group have had many exciting developments this past year, including the historic birth of Axel, the first-ever gibbon baby born at a rehabilitation project in Malaysia, in July 2023. We catch up with Mariani Ramli aka Bam, the President and Founder of GCS, who started the project in 2013 with her own savings, and also Dr. Susan M. Cheyne, the Co-Director of Borneo Nature Foundation International, the Vice-Chair for the IUCN Primate Specialist Group Section on Small Apes, and an advisor to Gibbon Conservation Society. Susan will also share more about her work in protecting endangered gibbons through the IUCN, and also the importance of multi stakeholder collaboration in conservation.

Image Credit: Stephanie Theresa, Infinim Creative Productions / Gibbon Conservation Society

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs, Amanda Loi

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  environment

Tags:  small apesgibbon conservation societygibbon conservationiucnpoachingillegal wildlife trade

Play / Pause

Listen now : Inside Story: Talkback Tuesday

Today’s Shows

6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

Jack Kouzi, Director for Strategy, VFS Group

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

7:30 AM

Morning Brief

William Pesek, Columnist, Nikkei Asia

7:45 AM

Top Story

Dr. Azmi Hassan, Senior Fellow, Nusantara Academy of Strategic Research 

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Professor Datuk Dr. Shahrin Sahib, Vice- Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

8:30 AM

The Extended Breakfast Grille

Professor Datuk Dr. Shahrin Sahib, Vice- Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

8:45 AM

Morning Brief

Lim Yi Wei, Assemblywoman of Kampung Tunku

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:15 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

People, Planet, Profit

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Drive Into the Future with FLUX

11:00 AM

Marketing Mojo

Leonard Lim, Chief Strategy Office, Ideascape Consulting Group & Mohan Alagappar, General Manager, GBA Corporation

12:00 PM

Enterprise Explores


1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Professor Datuk Dr. Shahrin Sahib, Vice- Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

2:05 PM

Beyond the Ballot Box

The Nakba Never Ended, the Coloniser Lied; Eman Abdelhadi, Academic & Activist, The University of Chicago

3:05 PM

Live & Learn

When The Show Can’t Go On, We Must Know Why; Arief Hamizan, ReformARTsi

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Preventive Heart Scans: Do We Need Them? Dr Yee Kok Meng, Consultant Cardiologist, Pantai Hospital KL

5:00 PM

Top 5 at 5

6:00 PM

Inside Story

Talkback Tuesday

7:30 PM

Earth Matters [REPEAT]

9:00 PM

Bar None