Animal Conservation in Phuket

Travel and Local Information Guide

Phuket has long housed the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. Set in the jungle by Bang Pae waterfall, visitors are welcome to observe (from a distance) the process. Elephants come to Phuket to work in the tourist industry. There is a strict quota as to how many are allowed on the island and, being sociable creatures, they enjoy the human contact.

Even though larger species of sharks are not directly related to Phuket, certain ethically-minded restaurants here refuse to serve shark fin soup because of the cruelties it entails.

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project Gibbon Rehab. Project

Mo was only six months old when he arrived at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (or GRP) located in the old tropical forest around Bang Pae waterfall, Phuket. Little Mo was in bad shape, pining for his mom. Read More...

Phuket Elephants Phuket Elephants

Not many years ago, there was considerable debate about elephants in Phuket. Elephants are not native to Phuket but were brought here to work in the tourist industry. Read More...

Shark Protection Shark Protection

Sharks are under threat, and most species might be gone in your lifetime. Overfishing has decimated most shark populations especially in the tropics. Read More...


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