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September 18, 2019

Monkey Guarding

We are the Monkey Guards team from JGIS! We are a team of volunteers that shares a common passion for working with long tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), educating people about our primate neighbours and mitigate […]
July 24, 2019

60th Anniversary of Gombe

The 2nd World Chimpanzee Day falls on 14th July. As it is also the 60th anniversary of Gombe Stream National Park, it is befitting that we mark the occasion by revisiting Gombe and the role […]
April 22, 2019

Jane’s Birthday

It was a sunny morning when our Roots & Shoots community met for a friendly gathering at the Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve. This outing was not an ordinary one, for we were observing and celebrating […]
April 22, 2019

2019 Jane Goodall Institute Singapore Lecture Series: Cambodia

The first of the JGIS lecture series commenced for 2019, thanks to the help of our sponsors! This lecture featured Nick Marx’s work in Cambodia. Nick is the director of wildlife rescue and care for […]
March 24, 2019

The Choice is in Your Palm

Sodium palm kernelate. Elaeis guineensis. Etyl palmitate. These common terms found in the ingredients list of many of our favourite products are also sneaky names for the infamous palm oil. As we mindlessly fill our […]
March 5, 2019

Launch of Roots and Shoots International Palm Oil Pollution Campaign

Last Friday, a group of teachers who lead Roots and Shoots and environmental programs at their schools attended a workshop to discuss the launch of JGIS and Roots and Shoots’ new campaign to end palm […]
March 5, 2019

New Jane Goodall Institute Storytelling Program

Are you interested in sharing stories and taking part in storytelling in our community? If so, we have exciting news! Jane Goodall Institute in Singapore is excited to inform our volunteers, as well as teachers, […]
January 6, 2019

How to Prevent the Wildlife Trade

By: Sia Sin Wei The Singaporean’s Guide to Illegal Wildlife Pets You may have heard of pet dogs and cats, but have you heard of a pet snake or a pet lizard? For some Singaporeans, […]
December 6, 2018

Tales from Africa: 10 years in Gombe

Lecture on 14 October 2018 By Heather Pong Yen Ting In the fifth and final session of the JGIS Lecture Series on 14 October 2018, we were proud to have with us Dr Deus Myungu, […]
November 28, 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Day 2018

Written by: Sia Sin Wei How fast 2018 has flown by! Once again, another exciting year is about to cumulate here at JGIS. Cue another end of the year volunteer appreciation day for all our […]
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 […]