Financed by donations (1800B cares for a gibbon for a year), this tiny sanctuary adopts gibbons that have been kept in captivity in the hope that they can be reintroduced to the wild. The centre has volunteer opportunities that include providing educational information to visitors, cleaning cages, feeding and tracking released gibbons. Swing by around 9am to hear the gibbons' morning song. Note that you can’t get too close to them, which may disappoint kids, but the volunteer work done here is outstanding.
Gibbon poaching is a big problem on Phuket, fuelled in no small part by tourism: captive gibbons are paraded around tourist bars. Phuket's last wild white-handed gibbon was poached in the early 1980s. You can help by choosing not to have your photo taken with Phuket's captive gibbons.