Two white handed gibbons rehabilitated and released in Mae Kampong Forest, Chiang Mai
The rescue and rehabilitation of two white-handed gibbons (Tong Dee & Tong Lord) who were subsequently released in the forest of Mae Kampong in Chiang Mai were the inspiration for Flight of the Gibbon.
We planted 2,000 trees in Mae Kampong forest, Chiang Mai
This was our first ever tree planting event. We planted 2,000 fruit trees to make sure our rehabilitated gibbons had enough food eat. This was the start of our Primate Habitat Restoration Project.
We planted 2,000 saplings in Mae Kampong forest, Chiang Mai
As habitat loss is one of the main reasons for gibbons being an endangered species, we strived to reverse this decline in forest habitat with yearly tree planting events.
We planted 2,500 saplings in Mae Kampong forest, Chiang Mai
For our tree planting events we work together with local authorities and only use native species of trees and plants to help restore the local forests to their former glory.
Male gibbon born in Mae Kampong, Chiang Mai
We are very proud to announce that on February 27, 2011, our two rehabilitated gibbons have produced their very first offspring, named Tong Kham, in the forests of Mae Kampong.
We planted 2,000 saplings in Mae On and Mae Kampong forest, Chiang Mai
Not only do we conduct tree planting events every year to help restore the forests, but we also conduct regular weeding and maintenance on these saplings to ensure the highest survival rates for our trees.
We planted 5,000 saplings at Mae On and Mae Kampong, Chiang Mai
In 2012, we planted another 5,000 native saplings aimed at our rainforest restoration and primate habitat restoration projects.
We planted 5,000 saplings at Mae On Cave, Chiang Mai
When you fly with Flight of the Gibbon a significant percentage of your ticket price goes towards our conservation projects such as this one in 2013.
Baby female gibbon born in Mae Kampong, Chiang Mai
We are very proud to announce our local family of endangered White Handed Gibbons have given birth to a beautiful baby girl that has been named named Tong Khun.
We planted 5,000 native saplings in Mae Kampong, Chiang Mai
Another successful event in Mae Kampong saw staff and volunteers planting 5,000 saplings.
735 orphans and underprivileged children fly FREE in 2014
In 2014, Flight of the Gibbon had a goal of flying 800 orphans and underprivileged children at our Zipline courses. Unfortunately, we fell short this year, however it was still a great success.
We planted 5,000 saplings in Chiang Mai for our primate habitat restoration project
To help make sure there is enough wild food for our rehabilitated Gibbons we regularly plant native fruit trees around the area where they were released.
We Planted 5,000 Trees in Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia
Flight of the Gibbon worked together with Samdelheuv School, Department of Forestry, Cultural Landscape and Environment Management, APSARA Authority and the local media to plant 5,000 native saplings inside the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap.
We donated funds to restore the local temple in Mae Kampong, Chiang Mai
As part of our local community project we donated the funds needed to restore the local village temple in Mae Kampong village where our Chiang Mai Zipline is located.
300 orphans and underprivileged children fly FREE in 2015
In 2015, Flight of the Gibbon had a goal of flying 300 orphans and underprivileged children at our Zipline courses. We are very happy to report that we achieved that goal.
We Installed camera traps throughout the local forests for our biodiversity study
We have installed camera traps throughout Mae Kampong Forest and in the forests of Chonburi. We also donated 3 camera traps to Chae Sorn National Park for a biodiversity study by Flight of the Gibbon. See the Videos
We planted 5,000 trees at Mae Kampong and 1,000 trees in Mae On, Chiang Mai
In 2016 we really started to ramp up our tree planting efforts. 5,000 to 10,000 new trees per year is nice, however 20,000 to 30,000 new trees per year is much nicer.
We planted 8,000 trees at Chae Sorn National Park, Lampang
Working together with local national parks we are striving to restore forest land that was encroached upon and illegally cleared by local farmers.
We planted 11,000 saplings at Tham Pha Thai National Park, Lampang
Working together with local authorities we planted another 11,000 native saplings at Tham Pha Thai National Park bringing our yearly total to 25,000 trees planted in 2016.
500 orphans and underprivileged children fly FREE in 2016
In 2016, Flight of the Gibbon had a goal of flying 500 orphans and underprivileged children at our Zipline courses. We are very happy to report that we achieved that goal.
We sponsored fire breaks in Mae Kampong Village, Chiang Mai
After all of efforts for reforestation in Mae Kampong village it would be a tragedy for it all to burn away. We fund yearly efforts to make fire breaks to keep the yearly burning season at bay.
We donated funds to FORRU for forest conservation/restoration, Chiang Mai
In May 2017 we donated funds to FORRU (Forest Restoration Research Unit) to help further their efforts in Chiang Mai. We were also invited to attend a traditional ceremony at Mae Sa Sai Hmong Village.
We planted 2,220 native saplings in Mae Kampong, Chiang Mai
In all of our tree planting events we only plant native saplings to encourage the local ecosystem to be re-established. We also conduct regular maintenance on our saplings to ensure the highest survival rates for our trees.
We planted 5,000 saplings in Tham Pa Thai National Park, Lampang
Flight of the Gibbon staff worked together with villagers and volunteers to plant 5,000 saplings at Tham Pa Thai National Park in Lampang province.
We planted 7,780 saplings in Mae Takhrai National Park, Chiang Mai
Our Chiang Mai Zipline course is located near Mae Takhrai National Park so we were delighted to collaborate with the park and plant thousands of saplings as part of our ongoing conservation efforts.
We conducted regular maintenance on all of our tree planting locations
The regular weeding and fertilizing of our trees/saplings is very important for the first three years of their lives until they are old enough to survive on their own.
We Sponsored a Tree Ordination Ceremony at Mae Kampong Village
This ceremony is where Thai Buddhist monks wrap orange clerical robes around trees to protect forests. “Ordaining” a tree is a ritual that has become the symbol of a small but influential monastic movement aimed at reversing environmental degradation and unsustainable economic development. Once a tree is ordained it is protected from felling by the Buddhist faith.
Abundant Life Home Visits Flight of the Gibbon in Chonburi
Abundant Life Home help’s mothers at risk keep and care for their children as well as support families struggling with poverty, to keep their children instead of sending them to an orphanage in our ‘Project Standing Strong.’ In May 2018 Flight of the Gibbon welcomed Abundant Life Home for a memorable day in the treetops, learning about overcoming their fears and the importance of teamwork.
Underprivileged Children from Suksasongkroh School in Chiang Mai
More than 60 children got to experience our award winning Zipline canopy tour, zipping from tree to tree accompanied by our fantastic team of Sky Rangers. They were also educated on the rainforest as well as local flora and forna of Northern Thailand. Needless to say the kids had an amazing day.
We planted 17600 trees in Chae Son National Park
Flight of the Gibbon together with Chae Son National Park planted 17,600 trees on44 rai of illegally logged land within the park boundary. The project was supported by a number of schools, villagers, volunteers and local organizations.
Mangrove Restoration Project with Royal Thai Navy Seal
Flight of the Gibbon is proud to begin working with the Royal Thai Navy Seals by supporting a mangrove restoration project in Sattahip district, Chonburi as part of our commitment to preserving the environment.
We planted 2,000 trees in Mae Kampong Village, Chiang Mai
Flight of the Gibbons tree planting event, a total of 2,250 saplings were planted in Mae Kampong by the staff, members of the public and national park officers in August 24, 2018. This is one of our restoration project which would help to restore the local forests to former glory.
Big cleaning day 2018 at Mae Kampong village
Flight of the Gibbon together with villagers of Mae Kampong organized a 'Big Cleaning Day' on the 10th of September, 2018. A wonderful day was had by all doing tasks such as grass cutting, garbage collection and road sweeping to ensure the beauty of the village is maintained and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
Wilderness First Aid Refresher Course
Senior Staff at Flight of the Gibbon recently completed refresher courses for Wilderness First Aid (WFA). WFA is the best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for outdoor activities and tour operators.
Our First Mangrove Reforestation Event
Flight of the Gibbon had been preparing for their mangrove planting project together with the Royal Thai Navy Seals for many months and the time had finally come to put the plan into action and plant hundreds of saplings off the coast of Sattahip in the Gulf of Thailand.
Tree Planting Maintenance Event
On November 30th, 2018, Flight of the Gibbon visited one of our tree planting sites from early this year for its regular maintenance. Maintenance includes weeding/fertilising and generally continues for 3 years to ensure that these saplings have the best possible chance of making it to adulthood.
The First Mae Kampong Marathon
On 16 December 2018 Flight of the Gibbon sponsored a local marathon event, which finished in Mae Kampong Village. Flight of the Gibbon strives to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourages people to enjoy the outdoors and forests of beautiful Thailand.
Mangrove Planting Update
In Chonburi we have conducted regular maintenance on our first Mangrove planting in 2018 which is having great success. We also took the time to identify a new location in Samae San Island to conduct our next planting in 2019 together with the Royal Thai Navy Seals.
Firebreaks 2019 around Chiang Mai
Flight of the Gibbon is committed to protecting the local forests and on the 4th of March 2019 teamed up with various locals to implement firebreaks in vulnerable forested areas. We fund efforts every year to help protect the local ecosystem.
Big Cleaning Day 2019 at Mae Kampong Village
Every year Flight of the Gibbon sponsors and our staff participate in a Big Cleaning day of our local village. Its always a great feeling of community and a little satisfaction for all involved that we are doing a small part to help.