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 […]
December 17, 2017

Roots and Shoots Awards and Gathering 2017

By Heather Pong Yen Ting The Roots and Shoots (R&S) Awards was organised to celebrate the green efforts of young people in Singapore. To commemorate the efforts of these youths, the Roots and Shoots (R&S) […]
December 10, 2017

A tribute to ‘The Hearty Ones’ – JGIS’s (comic book) heroes at the 2017 Singapore Marathon

By: Matthew Foo Every year, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) Race Village – an annual and well established marque running event – turns the Padang into a sea swarming with people and a noisy […]
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
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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 […]