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A Tale of Two Islands’ Monkeys: Tioman vs. Sentosa

Long-tailed macaques are also called crab-eating macaques, but here in Singapore it’s a rare occurrence to see them doing just that.  However, I recently had the great pleasure to see some honest-to-goodness crab-eating, crab-eating macaques.  Typically, I see the Singapore monkeys chowing down on lush forest fruits or local garbage cuisine.  On an excursion to…

Survivor Singapore: Return to Sisters’ Islands

  The legend of Sisters’ Island (also known as Pulau Subar Laut – Big Sister’s and Pulau Subar Darat – Little Sister’s) is quite poignant.  It tells of two pretty sisters, Minah and Linah.  Upon the deaths of their parents the sisters moved to their uncle’s village.  One day Linah was accosted by a group…

Macaques In The City

I am very excited to be part of the National Geographic community this year!  A little bit about myself – I’m Amy Klegarth, a 4th year PhD student in Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame.  I’m advised by Dr. Hope Hollocher, a population geneticist as well as Dr. Agustín Fuentes whose work lies…

Can the Environment and the Economy Thrive Together?

“People often pit the economy against the environment, making us choose between one or the other, but that’s a futile dichotomy,“ says NOAA’s Jane Lubchenco. Discover how leaders from both areas at the World Oceans Summit are working to improve that relationship.

Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth

Best-selling National Geographic author and speaker Dan Buettner shares the factors that boost quality of life in four of the happiest places on Earth. Photo of Dan Buettner courtesy Blue Zones By Ford Cochran For much of the last decade, Dan Buettner has traveled to the places where people live longest and where they claim…

Asian Pangolins Being Consumed to Extinction

Rising demand for pangolins, mostly from mainland China, compounded by lax laws is wiping out the unique toothless anteaters from their native habitats in Southeast Asia, TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, said today. Undercover photo courtesy TRAFFIC “Illegal trade in Asian pangolin meat and scales has caused the scaly anteaters to disappear from large…