CBBC Saving Planet Earth - Gibbons

CBBC launched a nationwide competition to find a group of children who care passionately about wildlife, giving them the chance to become part of the Saving Planet Earth Challenge Team. The seven lucky winners travel to far-flung corners of the world, spending two weeks in the wild with their favourite animals and reporting on the plights of some of our most endangered species. Rosa Dodd and Fiona Pearl go to Borneo to discover what is being done to save the gibbon from extinction. Gibbons are threatened by the pet trade and also by habitat destruction. The girls see some of this destruction first hand as on the way to Kalaweit they fly over acres of devastated rainforest. Lots of animals are either killed or badly injured when the forests are cut down or burnt. The Kalaweit Centre in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, is home to about 170 gibbons, many whom are victims of the pet trade and deforestation. The aim is to eventually release the gibbons back into the wild. Rosa and Fiona meet a family of gibbons who will be the first to be released from Kalaweit.


  • 2007-07-03 17:00:00 - 2007-07-03 17:25:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Scotland,