November 10, 2018

What’s Up with Civet Coffee in Bali?

Written by Marjo Serrano Beach lovers from around the world consider Bali as the perfect tropical getaway. This vibrant island in Indonesia boasts of stunning scenery, idyllic sunsets, delectable food, and the ultimate ‘bling’ coffee […]
October 8, 2018

Celebrating Peace with JGIS 2018

Sia Sin Wei Did you know that the United Nations (UN) dedicates a day to strengthening the ideal of peace? This year, the International Day of Peace fell on 21 September. As our founder, Dr. […]
September 24, 2018

International Primate Day

Sia Sin Wei 8 Sept 2018 International Primate Day was established by Animal Defenders International in 2005. Since then, it has been observed by more and more primate organisations around the world. As primates and […]
September 5, 2018

Featured Volunteer : Nicole Lim

In this volunteer feature, Nicole Lim, will be sharing with us her experiences with JGIS and her work. Tell us a bit more about yourself! Hi, I’m Nicole, an aunty who grew up in a […]
August 1, 2018

Let’s Try Cafe-Hopping in Style

By: Ong Shi Man Introducing five eco-friendly cafes in Singapore that have joined humanity’s quest in reducing our carbon footprint. As the impact of consumerism is gaining attention, here’s how you can have a sip […]
June 8, 2018

Earth Day Volunteer Appreciation

In JGIS, we always try to create opportunities for our volunteers from different parts of our operations to bond with one another. This time around, we marked Earth Day with a volunteer appreciation event. In […]
June 6, 2018

A Week in the Life of a Conscientious Environmentalist

I’d always perceived myself as being someone rather environmentally friendly. I bring along my own water bottle wherever I go and have no need for disposable styrofoam cups. I am also an ardent supporter of […]
May 18, 2018

5 Eco-Friendly Initatives To Inspire You In Singapore

Author: Amy Woolloff So you want to be the next Jane Goodall but you don’t know how to go about it? Here are five eco-friendly initiatives that will inspire you! 1. If you want to […]
May 10, 2018

Featured Event: Indonesian Primates of Singapore

Written by Sia Sin Wei After sending off the year of the Monkey and welcoming the year of the Dog, we were delighted to host Leif Cocks, Arif Setiawan, Helene Birot and Ella Brown on […]
May 2, 2018

5 Nature-Related Activities to Pursue this May and June

By: Benjamin Chew Earth Day has just passed by in a flash, leaving many intently anticipating the next green event. Well fret not, for May and June are just around the corner! Here are 5 […]
April 5, 2018
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Here’s To The Last Straw

Environmentalists, business owners and ordinary people around the world are calling for an end to the era of plastic; so stop sucking and start sipping. By: Ong Shi Man The global war on straws is […]
March 23, 2018

Take up the challenge: 5 easy ways to reduce your plastic footprint

Amy Woolloff 24th March 2018 In the time it takes you to read this article, at least a million plastic bottles will have been thrown away. Only 70,000 of those bottles will end up being […]
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 […]