Talk: Conserving the Banded Leaf Monkey – Insights from Forest & Faeces

Date : 22 Apr 2016
Time : 7pm to 8pm
Location : NSS Office

Open to the Public

Once common in Singapore, the Banded Leaf Monkey population today is small with just 40 to 60 individuals left in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Immediate conservation measures are required. This necessitates a better understanding of the Banded Leaf Monkey’s genetic diversity and ecology. Join Andie Ang and Amrita Srivathsan as they share their research using both field observations and genomic tools to characterise the population size, genetic diversity, feeding ecology as well as parasites of this lesser known Singapore primate. They will also discuss their findings and implications as well as possible conservation measures to ensure a future for this species.

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