Indonesian woman devotes life to caring for endangered silvery gibbons

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For nearly eight years, Tini Kasmawati has been on a self-funded mission to care for endangered silvery gibbons, a species native to the jungles of West Java in Indonesia. She was spurred to action after meeting a Dutch student who came to the country to study the primates in 2014. Also known as the “Javan gibbon” or owa Jawa to local people, the animals have seen their numbers decline because of illegal wildlife trafficking and deforestation. The animal welfare group Conservation International estimates that only about 4,000 of the creatures remain in the wild. But while activists have praised Kasmawati for providing much-needed food for the animals, some cautioned that the gibbons still face challenges such as inbreeding.

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