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All money collected from your purchases of our merchandise will be used to replant the bekantans’ preferred trees in bekantan conservation areas! View our Replantation stage in “About The Bekantan Twins Project” or in the page below to learn more about how your money will be used to support a good cause!

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Welcome to The Bekantan Twins Project!

The Bekantan Twins Project is created by twins, Gabriella and Giovana Thohir. TBT is a non-profit organization dedicated to help save monyet bekantans, a rare yet declining Indonesian monkey species.


About Gabby and Ghea

Gabriella and Giovanna Thohir are sixteen-year-old students who are actively campaigning to help save one of Indonesia’s rare and iminishing species, Monyet Bekantan.

Although they were born and raised here in Jakarta, Indonesia,both girls are passionate about bekantans, even taking the time to travel and visit the bekantans’ natural habitat in Kalimantan.

Read our article “The Bekantan Experience” here! Learn more about The Bekantan Twins Project here!


Step 1: Initiation

The initial research about Monyet Bekantan. In this stage, the girls travelled to South Kalimantan to view the bekantans’ natural habitat. They met an expert on bekantan and conservation activist, Professor M. Arief Soendjoto as well. Many things came to light, as the girls discovered that the situation is more dire than what it seemed

Step 2: Activation

This stage revolves around creating an approachable environment for people to view and participate the progress of the campaign. The Activation program will be in one of Indonesia’s mall, where information about the campaign, website, and actions so far can be publicized. The girls will also sell merchandises, hold a photo exhibition, entertain guests and provide the opportunity for mall goers to donate money. All money received will go the Replantation Stage of our Campaign. "We are all excited to announce that this event will be held at Mall Kota Kasablanka on June 15th, 2014! We would love for you to come and join us there! This event is Open for Public and everyone is invited to join! Donate money and buy our merchandises, all money will go to the Replanting Phase! We hope to see you there! - Gabby and Ghea"

Step 3: Replantation

Using the money raised, the girls will then replant the trees in one of the bekantans’ thinning conservation areas in Pulau Kaget. At the Replantation stage, the girls are hoping to get local participation, as it will provide a much greater impact on their community. From then on, Professor M. Arief Soendjoto will overlook the state of Pulau Bekantan.

17th Jun 2016

Belantan Relationship with Humans: friends or threats?

Recently, there was a shocking news about a picture of six people captured Bekantan and share it to their social media. It is really graceless attitude to the focal species....

17th Jun 2016

Time to Move, Time to Act: Support us at Kitabisa.com

Bekantan hampir punah! Bantu kami menyelamatkan mereka dengan mendaftarkan diri anda sebagai campaigner The Bekantan Twins Project di bit.ly/bekantantwinsproject Bekantan adalah primata perenang paling prolifik di dunia, sering melompat dari dahan pohon...

17th Jun 2016

Read: Article By Tribunnews.com

Bekantan (Nasalis larvatus) merupakan satwa endemik Pulau Kalimantan yang kini terancam keberadaannya, dimana pada tahun 2008 hanya tersisa sekitar 25.000 ekor di habitat asalnya. Berawal dari keprihatinan terhadap hal tersebut,...

17th Jun 2016

Read: Article By VIVA.co.id

  Berawal dari sebuah proyek sekolah pada 2013 dan kecintaan pada hewan Bekantan yang lucu, saudara kembar ini membuat program serius konservasi Bekantan. Gabriella dan Giovanna Thohir rela bolak-balik Kalimantan,...

16th Jun 2016

Read: Press Release Time to Move, Time to Act

The Bekantan Twins Project Lestarikan Satwa Langka dari Kepunahan   Jakarta, 16 Juni 2016 – Bekantan (Nasalis larvatus) merupakan satwa endemik Pulau Kalimantan yang kini terancam keberadaannya, dimana pada tahun...

09th Jun 2016

Bakut Island, Home of Bekantan

    Have you ever heard about Bakut Island?  Bakut Island is located in Barito Kuala, South Kalimantan. The total area is about 18 hectares, 700 meters length and 250...

09th Jun 2016

Time To Move, Time To Act

Hi everyone, We are super excited to invite you all to Time to Move, Time to Act to discuss further steps of our project for Bekantans! What: Time to Move, Time to Act Where: @america, Pacific...

09th Jun 2016

The Bekantan Twins Project Received Global CSR Award

Hi Bekantan Friends! Finally we are back again and there is a good news from us! On March 19th 2015, The Bekantan Twins Project received Platinum Global CSR Award  in...

08th Dec 2015

Read: Article by antaranews.com

SBI Lepas Liarkan Bekantan ke Habitatnya Banjarmasin (ANTARA News) – Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia (SBI) dari Universitas Lambung Mangkurat Banjarmasin bersama Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BKSDA) Kalimantan Selatan, melepasliarkan seekor...

19th Nov 2015

The Bekantan Twins Project’s Stepping Stone

Hello and welcome back to “The Bekantan Twins Project” website! We would like to say thanks for all the supports  on the project and for all the progress we’ve all...

14th Jun 2014

The Bekantan Twins Event!

Hi everyone, We are super excited to invite you all to The Bekantan Twins Event promoting and celebrating our project for bekantans! This event will be the Activation phase of our program...

18th Apr 2014

Read: Article by Radio Kampus ITB

Yuk, Save Bekantan By radio kampus ITB  Sabtu, 12 April 2014 – 18:39 WIB Indonesia memang memiliki kekayaan yang tidak terhitung nilainya, termasuk keanekaragaman flora dan fauna. Namun, sayangnya banyak...