26 Jul (Sat): Jane Goodall Primate Session 2014

The Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) celebrates Dr Jane’s 80th birthday with the JGIS 2014 Jane Goodall Primate Session with speakers sharing about Singapore's primates.

ANDIE ANG | 9.45am
Reconnecting Banded Leaf Monkey Populations Using Canopy Bridges
Andie is a PhD student at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder, and founder of Primate Watching. Having completed a M.Sc. on the ecology and conservation of Singapore’s banded leaf monkeys, she hopes to explore the use of inexpensive aerial bridges to reconnect these critically endangered monkeys.

How Wild are Our Wild Monkeys in Parks?
Joys and Chui Ting are undergraduates from the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Their studies look at how human behavior influences wild macaques in areas of interactions in two local parks so as to urge more effective management for achieving human-macaque coexistence

JAYASRI | 11.15am
Working Hand-In-Hand: Understanding Singapore’s Long-Tailed Macaques
Jayasri is a volunteer with the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore, conducting the monthly guided walk “A walk with your neighbors: the macaques of Bukit Timah.” She has spent the past three and a half years studying Singapore’s long-tailed macaques. She believes education and outreach play a significant role in addressing misconceptions of our local macaques.

The event is free but pre-registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/primatesession

Time: 9am to 12.30pm
Venue: Function Room of the Botanic Gardens
Website and contact: http://www.janegoodall.org.sg/