Preserve Your Balance in Life by Saving More Silvery Gibbons


Bandung, February 21, 2013 – Perhaps, many of us perhaps are not familiar with the majesty that is the Silvery Gibbon (Hylobates Moloch). This species lives exclusively on the island of Java (Indonesia), where it lives in the most profound part of the rain forests and plays a crucial role in the ecosystem of its habitat.

Silvery Gibbons are on the brink of extinction with approximately less than 5,000 individuals in the wild.  Excessive deforestation and illegal poaching have contributed to the rapid decrease of this invaluable animal. The situation is such that today, their habitat is limited to three national parks only: Ujung Kulon, Gede-Pangrango Mountain, and Halimun Mountain.

As its commitment to sustainable development and to help the survival of the species, The Papandayan has signed a cooperation with the Yayasan Owa Jawa (Javan Gibbons Foundation) to launch a campaign expressing “Preserve your balance in life by saving more Silvery Gibbons”.

The partnership involves raising awareness by introducing the Silvery Gibbons to hotel guests through a variety of activities.  In exchange, guests at the Papandayan will have the opportunity to show their support by a donation of US$1 per stay.

Proceeds raised from this campaign will be donated in full to the Javan Gibbons Foundation and shall be used for the operation of the Javan Gibbon Centre (JGC) located in Lido, West Java.

The Javan Gibbon Centre takes under its protection donated or confiscated Silvery Gibbons from captive sources, usually local households. It is aimed at rehabilitating these ex-captive gibbons, restore their physical and psychological health; and encourage captive breeding based on sound conservation principles, established husbandry techniques and veterinary protocols, with a view to release suitable pairs and family groups into protected habitat.

Show that you care for the Silvery Gibbons, your forests and your environment.

About The Papandayan

Rediscover The Papandayan, and experience all this vibrant, fun-filled city has to offer. Now a stylish and trend setting 5 star boutique hotel offering services with the personal touch, creating an ambience and committed to delivering the promise of moments of magic during every stay. Our impeccable staffs pride themselves in exceeding your every expectation. Strategically located in the centre of the thriving business hub at Jl. Gatot Subroto 83, it is set away from the congested one-way thoroughfares, offering many avenues of accessibility to the property.

As the winner of “Indonesia Leading City Hotel – Bandung” by Indonesia Travel & Tourism Award (ITTA), The Papandayan has won the award for two consecutive years. Featuring 172 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites thoughtfully designed to complement its location with natural elements of stone, wood and art – reflecting the local landscape and culture. Our Executive Floor accommodations and Lounge with breathtaking views combines intimacy, comfort, and exclusivity – with the personalized service and attention to detail including 24 hr Butler service.

Preserving its primary role to pamper guests, The Papandayan embraces its current motto “Where You Can Experience a Balance in Life”.

About Yayasan Owa Jawa (Javan Gibbon Foundation)

Yayasan Owa Jawa or the Javan Gibbon Foundation was established in 2001 with a mission to assist the Government of Indonesia to conserve and protect Silvery Gibbons.  As endemic species that depends heavily on the availability of rainforest, Silvery Gibbons need all the support of all stakeholders if it is to survive on the most densely populated island in Indonesia.  With only 2% of primary forest remaining on the island of Java, the Silvery Gibbons population continues to decrease by the day.  Without the support of all stakeholders the conservation and protection of Silvery Gibbons will continue to become an endless battle.  Yayasan Owa Jawa partner with a variety of organisations for the conservation of the species so it can continue its role to serve as the mascot of forest conservation on the island of Java.