Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) or Kukang, is one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world. This nocturnal primate is threatened by hunting and habitat loss. In the whole island of Java, their record distribution mentioned in west java and east java. We have tried also to conduct night survey in central java, province, to provide latest information on the existence of Kukang, while doing diurnal primate survey (to update distribution of javanese primate, Javan gibbon, Javan surili, and Javan ebony langur/Lutung). Some priorities area for night survey was determined by interview of people nearby the forest. If they mentioned good information on Kukang sighting we do apply night survey in certain distance.
Our field work was finally found good result, first sighting of wild Kukang is in 18 December 2013. We have got Kukang caught by a farmer in Temanggung district, we got the photos from the wild and soon released in to their habitat. Based on this finding in 2014 we conduct more intensive survey, during September – October 2014, and the result is at least eight (8) individual were sighted.
Further conservation activities is urgently needed to preserve this wild population. Kukang habitat is remaining in the coffee plantation with high pressure of human activities, including wild animal hunting and logging. The area is also far away from the conservation area system. Supporting local community to protect and enhance their knowledge on the important value forest and Kukang population is critically important to do.