SwaraOwa in Bahasa means “gibbon voice” in Javanese. We are a group of young people, all Indonesian natives, who want to contribute to conserve of our endangered primate species and their habitat.
We are based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. We have an ongoing conservation project in the wild for Javan Gibbon named, “Coffee and Primate Conservation project” and for Kloss’s Gibbon “Mentawai Gibbon Conservation Project". All updates from the field are written in Bahasa in our blog : https://swaraowa.blogspot.com/
ASAP Species That We Work On
What We Do
To conserve Indonesian primates in their native habitat:
To create a sustainable initiative to conserve Indonesian primates, through doing applied research, raising young Indonesian primatologists through primate field courses, and developing small medium enterprises / economic activities in the habitat of Indonesian endangered primates/gibbon species.
To enhance biodiversity conservation value in the native habitat of Indonesia primates:
We have ongoing conservation activities in Central Java especially for Javan gibbon and Mentawai islands, and recently we put conservation priorities on primates species in Mentawai island i.e:
- Simakobu/Pigtailed Langur (Simias concolor)
- Golden Bellied Mentawai Langur ( Presbytis potenziani)
- Pagai Island Macaque ( Macaca pagensis)
We have published a book (pocket guide) in Bahasa for primates in Mentawai Island (https://swaraowa.org/sustainable-products/) . This book is available online for fundraising to support conservation activates in Mentawai island. another posters for education purposes also available free to download : https://swaraowa.org/primate-field-guide/
We also produce T-shirts that are being used for campaign and fundraising for Mentawai primates conservation.
Where We Work
Central Java and Mentawai Island, West Sumatera, Indonesia