Dr Andie Ang

Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)

Andie pursued her M.Sc. at the National University of Singapore studying the ecology of critically endangered Raffles’ banded langurs, before completing her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Boulder working on the conservation of leaf monkeys in Vietnam. She is currently a research scientist with Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund and the chairperson of the Raffles’ Banded Langur Working Group. She is also a scientist for Red-List Assessments for Asian primates in the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group. Andie has served as the President of the Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) since 2018, overseeing outreach and capacity-building programmes which aim at promoting greater awareness and protection of nature and wildlife.

Andie has over 10 years of field experience studying wild primates in Southeast Asia and continues to work closely with various government and non-government agencies in Singapore and the region, particularly Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam for the long-term research and conservation of endangered species. Andie is the founder of Primate Watching online resource which aims to share information on where to see each and every species of primates in the world.

For her research and conservation work, Andie received support from a number of sources including the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund, National Geographic Grant, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Grant for the Environment. She has also received recognition for her achievements from the American Society of Primatologists (2019 – Conservationist Award), Singapore Women’s Weekly (2019 - The Great Women of Our Time Award for Science and Technology), Singapore Tatler (2018 – Generation T Honouree), and Prestige (2018 – 40 under 40).