The future of the Gibbon Conservation Center remains uncertain as efforts to reach an agreement with its current landlord have reached an impasse, according to a message released by the Center’s Director, Gabriella Skollar.
The GCC is a local nonprofit that is dedicated in promoting the conservation, study and care of gibbons through public education and habitat preservation.
In order to raise funds to find a new, permanent location, the Gibbon Center Relocation Fund has been started. Donations from this fund will be used to purchase land, obtain permits, build the new infrastructure, and to move the gibbons.
The GCC, which is currently located on Esguerra Road in Santa Clarita, is in need of at least 20 acres of land and is looking at sites in more temperate climates, such as San Diego, Santa Barbara, or Sonoma counties. The property must also include a buffer from neighboring properties so that other residents are not disturbed by the gibbons’ singing.
The goal is to raise at least $1 million – $750,000 to make a down payment and an additional $250,000 for the move.
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About Gibbon Conservation Center
The GCC is an internationally recognized organization in the field of gibbon research and conservation. We are among a handful of organizations around the world devoted to the protection of these small apes. The GCC provides consultation to zoos, museums, government agencies and individual scientists on species identification and gibbon care as well as assistance to gibbon rescue programs. Currently we house 38 gibbons encompassing 5 of the 20 different extant species.