Relocation Fund - Phase #2
Thank you for all of your support! We are grateful for everything you have already done for the gibbons.
Dear Friends of the Gibbon Conservation Center,
Please help us Relocate this rare population of gibbons. The clock is ticking on our ability to stay at our current rented location in Santa Clarita. As you might remember, when our founder, Alan Mootnick, passed away in 2011, we lost ownership of our land, and in order to stay at our current location we had to start paying rent. This presented an unexpected financial burden, but at the time we could not fathom moving. Alan always dreamed of relocating closer to the coast and was actively looking for a more suitable property. Early last year we started negotiations with our landlord to purchase the 5-acre property the GCC is currently using. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach an agreement. We are currently at an impasse with the landlord and cannot renew our lease.
THE FUTURE OF THE GCC IS IN YOUR HANDS!
To relocate the GCC, we need to raise at least $1,000,000. While we are raising funds to relocate, we also must continue securing funds for our daily operations, animal care and, unfortunately, rent. This is tremendous work for our small staff of two full-time & two part-time employees.
The GIBBON CENTER RELOCATION FUND will be used to purchase land. We will also need to raise funds to obtain permits, build the new infrastructure, and to move the gibbons. We desperately need your help to make this possible. Any donation will bring us closer to our goal of acquiring a permanent home for the GCC. Besides financial support, you can also help by promoting our fundraising campaign and sharing it with others so we can reach more people. Together we can work to secure the Gibbon Conservation Center’s future, create safe habitat for the gibbons and build a facility that will serve the gibbons and the conservation community for years to come.
The GCC is an internationally recognized organization in the field of gibbon research and conservation. We are among a handful of organizations around the world devoted to the protection of these small apes. The GCC provides consultation to zoos, museums, government agencies and individual scientists on species identification and gibbon care as well as assistance to gibbon rescue programs. Currently we house 38 gibbons encompassing 5 of the 20 different extant species.