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July 20, 2021 | Last Modified: 2021

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An ecotourism and conservation project, offering unique treks deep into Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. From 1-day Gibbon spotting treks to the 3-day forest, waterfall and wildlife adventures, based at our forest camp. Jahoo provides unrivalled primate watching opportunities and cultural experiences whilst supporting jobs and creating revenue, motivating conservation of endangered wildlife. Jahoo is located at the heart of a gibbon hotspot. It is the best place on earth to observe and conserve these endangered apes in the wild.

Responsibility

Jahoo is a community-owned ecotourism enterprise providing wildlife-friendly employment, motivating community-led conservation, and supporting sustainable social improvements with the endangered southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon as its flagship species. Jahoo is an integral component of the overall protected area conservation strategy, aiming to raise the value of living forests and wildlife to communities living within KSWS and motivate action and long-term conservation. The business leverages traditional forest skills and knowledge into wildlife-friendly jobs such as guiding and wildlife research. The team at Jahoo are indigenous Bunong people, a marginalised ethnic group with limited educational and livelihood opportunities. The forests are the ancestral home of the Bunong people, whose traditional livelihoods depend heavily on the sustainable use of natural resources.

Business Case

Ecotourism provides alternative jobs to Bunong youth who might otherwise be tempted to look for income from illegal logging or hunting – both of which have had devasting impacts on the region’s forest and wildlife. Tour fees from Jahoo contribute to the Gibbon Fund, managed by the local community leadership, the Gibbon Fund has supported improvements in education, cultural events, indigenous land protection, and wildlife conservation patrols. The Gibbon Fund receives $30 USD per tourist from Jahoo. Managed by the Indigenous Community Committee these funds motivate and support community-conservation action and social development. The Gibbon Fund supports community patrols, traditional cultural ceremonies, and education scholarships for children. The Gibbon Fund develops local support for wildlife and motivates long-term conservation action.

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An ecotourism and conservation project, offering unique treks deep into Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. From 1-day Gibbon spotting treks to the 3-day forest, waterfall and wildlife adventures, based at our forest camp. Jahoo provides unrivalled primate watching opportunities and cultural experiences whilst supporting jobs and creating revenue, motivating conservation of endangered wildlife. Jahoo is located at the heart of a gibbon hotspot. It is the best place on earth to observe and conserve these endangered apes in the wild.

Jahoo is a community-owned ecotourism enterprise providing wildlife-friendly employment, motivating community-led conservation, and supporting sustainable social improvements with the endangered southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon as its flagship species. Jahoo is an integral component of the overall protected area conservation strategy, aiming to raise the value of living forests and wildlife to communities living within KSWS and motivate action and long-term conservation. The business leverages traditional forest skills and knowledge into wildlife-friendly jobs such as guiding and wildlife research. The team at Jahoo are indigenous Bunong people, a marginalised ethnic group with limited educational and livelihood opportunities. The forests are the ancestral home of the Bunong people, whose traditional livelihoods depend heavily on the sustainable use of natural resources.

Ecotourism provides alternative jobs to Bunong youth who might otherwise be tempted to look for income from illegal logging or hunting – both of which have had devasting impacts on the region’s forest and wildlife. Tour fees from Jahoo contribute to the Gibbon Fund, managed by the local community leadership, the Gibbon Fund has supported improvements in education, cultural events, indigenous land protection, and wildlife conservation patrols. The Gibbon Fund receives $30 USD per tourist from Jahoo. Managed by the Indigenous Community Committee these funds motivate and support community-conservation action and social development. The Gibbon Fund supports community patrols, traditional cultural ceremonies, and education scholarships for children. The Gibbon Fund develops local support for wildlife and motivates long-term conservation action.

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