Any birth is a joyful occasion for a mother, whether human or gibbon. With only about 100 cao vit gibbons remaining in the world, the recent birth of this baby has extra significance. This species is only found in one location in the world, on the international border between Vietnam and China. Fauna & Flora International’s conservationists in Vietnam and China are working with local government and communities to reduce the threats to the population. This birth is a sign of hope for the species’ long term recovery.
A rare sight
Rebecca has been working at FFI since September 2007. Though she studied conservation in her BA and MSc, she decided that the life in the jungle just wasn't for her. Having grown up in New York City, she has experienced more pigeons and squirrels than parrots and spider monkeys. So she decided to write about the impact that FFI's projects have on the ground.
Her current role as Communications Officer (Business & Biodiversity) has allowed her to focus her energy towards FFI's innovative Business & Biodiversity Programme. Rebecca helps to get the message out about FFI's strategic corporate partnerships and what they have helped to achieve for global biodiversity.