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 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.