Human-Wildlife Coexistence in Asia: Conflicts and Mitigations Conference 2019

The “Human-Wildlife Co-Existence in Asia – Conflicts and Mitigations” conference is one of several exciting events that is happening during the Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) ConservAction Week 2019.

About the Conference

Join us on Tuesday, 26 November, as conservation experts from around Asia Pacific discuss a variety of topics that deal with human-wildlife co-existence and explore how societies can live in harmony with nature and wildlife.

Come listen to Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, world-renowned conservationist and a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and learn how we can all make a difference as individuals to create a more peaceful and harmonious world.

Venue: Sands EXPO & Convention Centre, Heliconia Room

Conference Schedule


  • Registration


  • Welcome Address by Dr. Andie Ang
  • Opening Remarks by Mr. Desmond Lee
  • Keynote Plenary by Dr. Jane Goodall
  • Panel Discussion


  • Coffee Break*


Session I: Wildlife in Cities
  • ''Human Primate-Non Human Primate Interactions: Moving from Conflict to Community’’ by Ms. Alexandra Wong and Ms. Amy Kwan
  • ''Paving the Way Forward to Help People and Monkeys’’ by Ms. Sabrina Jabbar


  • Lunch*


Session II: Conservation Education & Ethical Ecotourism
  • ''Human and Critically Endangered Grey-shanked Douc Co-existence in Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam’’ by Mr. Tuan Bui Van
  • ''An Uninvited Guest: People-Langur (Trachypithecus francoisi) Interactions in Mayanghe, China’’ by Dr. Niu Kefeng


  • Coffee Break*


Session III: Illegal Wildlife Trade
  • ''The Status of Illegal Online Primate Trade in Peninsular Malaysia’’ by Mr. Zaki Zainol
  • ''Fighting the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia’’ by Ms. Kanitha Krishnasamy


Closing Plenary by Dr. Erik Meijaard
  • Do We Fundamentally Misunderstand the Orangutan and Get its Conservation Wrong?


  • Panel Discussion

Conference Guests and Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Dr. Andie ANG, President, Jane Goodall Institute, Singapore
Dr. Jane GOODALL, DBE, Founder, Jane Goodall Institute
Ms. Sabrina JABBAR, Monkey Guards Programme Lead, Jane Goodall Institute, Singapore
Ms. Kanitha KRISHNASAMY, Director, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia
Ms. Amy KWAN, Monkey Contraceptive Programme Officer, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong
Mr. Desmond LEE, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development, Singapore
Dr. Erik MEIJAARD, Founder, Borneo Futures, Malaysia
Dr. NIU Kefeng, Founder, Biosphere Friendly Education Network, China
Mr. Bui Van Tuan, Chief of Research and Conservation Department, GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Centre, Vietnam
Ms. Alexandra WONG, Monkey Contraceptive Programme Officer, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong
Mr. Zaki ZAINOL, VP, Malaysian Primatological Society, Malaysia

Ticket Information

Prices stated are in Singapore Dollar (SGD).

General Admission
: $295 (early bird)**, $395 (regular)

NGO Staff: $195 (early bird)**, $295 (regular)***

Full-Time Student: $125 (early bird)**, $195 (regular)***

Senior Citizen (55 and above): $125 (early bird)**, $195 (regular)
*Lunch and tea breaks are provided.
**Early bird tickets are available until 20 November 2019.
***NGO staff, student ticket holders and senior citizen ticket holders are required to present valid credentials at registration. Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to standard tickets.

The Human-Wildlife Coexistence in Asia: Conflicts and Mitigation Conference 2019 is organized by the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore. For more information, visit us at
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Tue Nov 26, 2019
8:15 AM - 5:15 PM SGT
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Early Bird: General Admission ~ Nov 20 11:55 PM $295.00
Early Bird: Non-Governmental Organisation Staff ~ Nov 20 11:55 PM $195.00
Early Bird: Full-Time Student ~ Nov 20 11:55 PM $125.00
Early Bird: Senior Citizen ~ Nov 20 11:55 PM $125.00
Regular: General Admission $395.00
Regular: Non-Governmental Organisation Staff $295.00
Regular: Full-Time Student and Senior Citizens $195.00
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Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)