Frans de Waal will be visiting Yale-NUS College next week and there will be talks/discussion. Frans is a renowned primatologist and ethologist.
6th Mar 2017 – President Speaker Series (Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? @1830 hrs, Performance Hall, Yale-NUS College). <http://fransdewaal.peatix.com/>
8th Mar 2017 – Panel discussion (Being human: Ethics, religion and our ancestry @ 1830 hrs; Reception: 1800 hrs, Performance Hall, Yale-NUS College). <http://beinghuman.peatix.com/>
“In our haste to argue that animals are not people, we have forgotten that people are animals, too.”
Green Drinks: Addressing Human-Orangutan Conflict in Agricultural Landscapes around the Leuser Ecosystem, Northern Sumatra – 7pm, 30 March
This month, we are delighted to have Panut Hadisiswoyo, Founding Director of Orangutan Information Centre (OIC), with us. He will share how his organisation addresses the conflict between humans and orang utans in the Leuser Ecosystem of North Sumatra.
Background to Panut’s talk
The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) is an Indonesian conservation NGO working for the protection of rainforests, the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) and thousands of other species sharing their habitat. The OIC promotes conservation amongst communities living adjacent to the Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP) of the Leuser Ecosystem, helping them protect and improve their livelihoods and, in the process, safeguarding an ecosystem of vital importance in the global fight against climate change.
To address the conflict between human and orangutans, the OIC has been involved in various…
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Primatewatching.com is a website set up by Andie Ang “to support primate watching and appreciation” and to help monitor primates, as many species are quickly slipping towards extinction. She was one of the researchers that helped to compile the list of Top 25 Most Endangered Asian primates, which will be released later this year. This specialist group meeting was hosted by WRS and organized by their Conservation Research Team. Great job once again!
In the meantime, you can check out the most recent publication on 25 of the World’s Most Endangered Primates, Primates in Peril – on this list, five species are from Madagascar, five from Africa, 10 from Asia, and five from Central and South America.
Any one interested to learn more and/or help with Andie with her efforts should get in touch with her. We’ll be hosting a storytelling and sharing session with her soon so stay tuned!
In the meantime, here’s one of many videos by her. Chill for a minute with this Southern Yellow-Cheeked Crested Gibbon: