March 13, 2018

The Long-tailed Macaque

The macaques are probably the most familiar non-human primates you see in Singapore. With human development encroaching further and further into their habitat, we have become close neighbours – but not necessarily always welcome. Sadly, […]
March 12, 2018

Greater Slow Loris

Famous for their enormous eyes and small stature, lorises are actually one of the few mammals and the only primate with a venomous bite. Despite this natural defence, their sweet appearance has made them a […]
March 12, 2018

The Raffles’ Banded Langur

These are the largest of Singapore’s non-human primates. Including their tails, they can be up to 140 centimetres long and weigh over 6 kilograms. While their distinctive black and white markings certainly help them stand […]
February 16, 2018

Featured Volunteer: Sabrina Jabbar

“It’s a beautiful day to save lives” – Grey’s Anatomy In this volunteer feature, Sabrina Jabbar, will be sharing with us her experiences with JGIS and her work. A brief introduction from Sabrina… I kickstarted […]
February 4, 2018

We’re Hiring! Full-Time Manager

The Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) or JGIS is looking for a full-time manager to help build strategic partnerships with donors and raise brand awareness of the organization in Singapore. Over the past decade, JGIS has […]
January 24, 2018

The Value of Poop

The Raffles’ banded langurs (Presbytis femoralis femoralis) are extremely shy. Hence, a good day in the field is when our primatologists are able to see and follow these tree-dwelling primates. But nothing gets our primatologists […]
December 28, 2017

Year-end note for the JGIS community

Hi everyone, I hope this email finds you well and winding down for the year. What a year it has been for JGIS! The highlight would obviously be Dr Jane’s visit in August, where we […]
December 28, 2017
Raffles Banded Langur Research

Citizen Science Surveys of Raffles’ Banded Langurs

Despite having three species of non-human primates in Singapore, most people are only familiar with the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis). The small and nocturnal Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) and the elusive Raffles’ banded langur […]
December 28, 2017
Jane Goodall Singapore peace day

Dr. Jane’s Peace Day message and my reflections

Listening to Dr. Jane made me aware that while my life is peaceful, many people are suffering, particularly the refuges that are fleeing from warzones. There needs to be lot more progress to make the […]
December 28, 2017
Charismatic Primates of Malaysia

Charismatic Primates of Malaysia Event Recap

It was a wet Sunday afternoon as our counterparts from across the CauseWay graced our UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Heritage Site by giving a public talk on the primate conservation scene […]
December 20, 2017
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Waste-not Want-not Part II: New Year… New Me?

In Part 2 of this 3-part series, Ren Min writes on fashion waste that we unconsciously generate and what we can do, as individuals, to protect the environment we all live in. ‘Tis the season […]
November 11, 2017


Every Thursday after school, high school members of SAVE (Students Against Violation of the Environment) and GIN (Global Issues Network) at the Singapore American School (SAS) make their way to the school’s tree nursery, a […]
October 22, 2017
Coastal Cleanup1 Jane Goodall Singapore

Coastal Clean-up by Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay

On 21 October, a group of 32 parents and children together with 4 staff from the Creative O Pre-schoolers’ Bay conducted a coastal clean-up in Sembawang Park as part of the school’s Community Collaboration Programme. […]
September 6, 2017

Roots & Shoots Conference 2017

Held at the Singapore Chinese Girls school on the 8th of the August, the Roots & Shoots Conference 2017 that took place in the school’s auditorium during the 10th anniversary of the founding of the […]
September 6, 2017

Time with Jane: Volunteer appreciation

Culminating Dr. Jane Goodall`s 8th trip to Singapore during the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore (JGIS), was a Volunteer Appreciation dinner that was held on the 8th of August […]
September 6, 2017
Welcome to Singapore Windsor Nature Park Dr Jane!

Monkey Walk with Jane Goodall

On this beautiful sunny afternoon of August 7, I had the privilege of accompanying Dr. Jane Goodall and the JGIS management team on a trek through the wilderness of Windsor Nature Park on a quest […]
September 5, 2017

A Night of Inspiration: Exclusive fundraising dinner

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September 5, 2017

One Nature, Together: Public talk & exhibition

Dr. Jane’s visit to Singapore 2017 was kicked off with a public talk on August 6th for which Dr. Jane shared her stories and thoughts on conservation at the MES Theatre, Mediacorp. The theme of […]
July 21, 2017

Eco-Literacy in SCGS

JGIS has worked with the teachers of Singapore Chinese Girls’ School on an Eco-Literacy module, which was successfully implemented in their Year 2 Integrated Programme. It includes five lessons of 50 minutes each, ending with […]
June 29, 2017

Waste-not Want-not. Part 1: Straw-Less

In this 3-part mini series, Ren Min highlights 3 common types of waste and their environmental impact, as well as simple actions we can all adopt to safeguard the environment we live in. The afternoon […]