Current & Upcoming Events

3 Oct   2019   (THU)  

Gibbon Documentary Screening and Sharing

Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location:  Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, University of Hong Kong
Public Events


Documentary Title:
Cao Vit Gibbon’s Ark

This is the world's first film on the critically endangered Cao Vit Gibbon. It tells the survival story of this mysterious primate living in limestone forests on the Sino-Vietnamese border, and how two countries partner up to protect this species which has a global population of a mere 120 individuals. Once considered extinct, this species was rediscovered in Trung Khanh County of Cao Bang Province in northern Vietnam in 2002 by Vietnamese experts; and Jingxi City of Guangxi Province in China in 2006, by ecologists of Kadoorie Conservation China Department of KFBG. To create a safe haven for the species, Vietnam established Trung Khanh Species and Habitat Conservation Area in 2006, while China established a provincial nature reserve in 2009 and upgraded it to a national reserve in 2013. Since then, two protected areas started to work in tandem to ensure the long-term survival of this rare primate.

Speakers for Sharing
Ding Quan (Film Director and Renown Chinese Wildlife Photographer)
Dr Bosco Chan (Head of Kadoorie Conservation China and Member of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group)

Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, University of Hong Kong  



Putonghua (with Chinese and English subtitles); Sharing will be conducted in Cantonese with simultaneous English interpretation

Free admission

Please click here to complete the online registration form. 

Please call Ms Helen To at 2483 7178 or email