I worked on this design after reading about the plight of the gibbons in Thailand (and other countries) being used to attract tourists and lure them into having photos taken with the gibbons for a fee. These helpless gibbons are kidnapped from their parents as babies, and the parents are usually killed by the poachers since they are understandably aggressive protective of their young. The baby is then left at the mercy of these unscrupulous thieves, and raised in a miserable existence, merely to provide entertainment for unwary visitors.
We need to spread the word and warn others to please NOT have photos taken with these poor creatures as it only supports this barbaric act.
Crackdowns on the practice across Thailand has seen the confiscation of hundreds of species of wild animals who are then placed in rehabilitation centres with the aim of being released back into the wild.
One such centre is the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), a non-profit organisation based in Phuket and run mainly by volunteers and students.
50% of all profits from the sale of this design, in whichever format, will be donated to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project.