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A WALK WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS: THE MACAQUES OF MACRITCHIE

A WALK WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS: THE MACAQUES OF MACRITCHIE

by Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)
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MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Reservoir Road

Singapore, Singapore

Singapore

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We are not the only primates in Singapore – the long-tailed macaques, Raffles’ banded langurs, and the Sunda slow lorises are three other primate species native to this island.

The most ‘visible’ of them are the macaques, and you might have seen them at MacRitchie Reservoir Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Macaques are intelligent and have a complex social network, making the observation of their day-to-day lives interesting.

Unfortunately, there have been human-macaque conflicts due to our lack of awareness on how to behave around macaques. We believe that our behaviour influences theirs, one way to eliminate conflicts is to start by understanding them and behaving appropriately.

Want to know more? As part of our efforts to share knowledge about the macaques, JGIS has collaborated with NParks to conduct monthly guided walks. The walks are conducted by our Monkey Walkers, primatologists or guides trained by our primatologists.

This event is suitable for adults and children above 8 years. If you have any questions, please email to sg.monkeywalk@gmail.com.

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Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)

Mission of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Our work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision. Specifically, we seek to:

  • Create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them
  • Improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy
  • Contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities

The Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) aims to nurture the next generation of ‘Jane Goodalls’ in Singapore.  We believe that knowledge & compassion lead to action, and that everyone can make a difference through our own actions.  That’s why our programmes focus on empowering & inspiring people to take action for the local environment, animals, and community.
JGIS key programmes:

  1. Sharing about Dr Jane’s life & philosophy
  2. Roots & Shoots service learning programme
  3. Environmental education through our Eco-literacy Classes for Secondary schools
  4. Monkey Walks Talks on key environment-animals-community issues in Singapore

Find out more at - http://janegoodall.org.sg

A walk with your neighbours: The Macaques of MacRitchie at MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Reservoir Road, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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