Tag: The Environment

Raffles’ banded langur swings onto Jane Goodall Institute Singapore

 


Photo credit: Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

Did you know that the Raffles’ banded langurs, which are native to Singapore, was discovered by Sir Stamford Raffles almost 200 years ago?

These furry black-and-white creatures with white rings around their eyes are shy creatures and rarely seen. Though once common in the 1920s, they have been threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation and urban development. Today, the species is critically endangered with about 60 monkeys left in Singapore. As we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May, let us consider the difference that we can make to conserve what we have for future generations.

Find out more or get involved in some of these efforts led by Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) here.


Alternatively, support them by getting their cute and furry Raffles banded langur keychains with their endearing eyes here.