The JGIS Lecture Series is an ongoing educational program that brings primate researchers and conservation experts from around the world to Singapore to share their insight and knowledge with members of the public. Launched in 2017, the series has welcomed speakers from countries as nearby as Malaysia and as far-flung as Tanzania.
Launched during Dr. Jane Goodall’s visit to Singapore in 2019, ConservAction promotes and celebrates conservation through individual actions. Under the ConservAction umbrella, the biennial JGIS ConservAction Conference is a cornerstone event whose mission is to bring together primatologists from around Asia to share their latest research and insight with each other as well as with the public.
JGIS is a regular participant at the annual Festival of Biodiversity organized by the National Parks Board. At our booth, attendees of the festival can take part in games and other activities to learn more about the primate species of Singapore and what JGIS does to conserve them.
To commemorate International Primate Day every September, we organise a special event that celebrates our local primates.
For International Primate Day 2019, we organised a full day of events, both outdoors and indoors! In the morning, small groups of participants were led by the JGIS Monkey Guards around various macaque ‘hotspots’ in Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Everyone then convened at Singapore Botanic Gardens to share their insights into the human-macaque interactions they observed, and to discuss ways in which parkgoers’ experiences with macaques can be improved.
After lunchtime, participants were invited to an educational talk on human-macaque coexistence by primate researcher Sabrina Jabbar at the Botanics Garden Function Hall.