08 Aug '17, 8am

#TravelTuesday #JaneGoodall is in #Singapore supporting conservation & connecting w. R&S

SINGAPORE - Singapore's conservation efforts received the stamp of approval from top primate expert Jane Goodall, who said these are steps in the right direction. But despite the rising awareness of environmental issues in the country, more can be done to reduce the conflict between humans and animals, she added. For instance, she said people must stop feeding the long-tailed macaques that are found in many parts of the island. Doing so introduces them to human food, and drives them to harass humans and enter their homes in search of food. Dr Goodall said if people left them alone for two or three years, and no one was feeding them, young monkeys would stop associating humans with food. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up She said: "They will not even think that it's important to go and raid a house, and they won't know the taste of human food." That wa...

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