Green Drinks: Development of the Lentor (Tagore) Forest


For June, we look at the Lentor (Tagore) Forest, which is slated for housing development. A secondary forest, this space is home to nationally and globally threatened mammals such as the Sunda Pangolin, Banded-Leaf Monkey and Sunda Slow Loris, endangered and vulnerable plants, as well as naturally and globally threatened birds.

Speaking this month, we have Dr Ho Hua Chew, a member of the Executive Committee of the Nature Society (Singapore), working mainly within the Conservation Committee. Also, Primatologist Andie Ang will be in the audience to answer any primate-related queries.

Dr Ho will present a summary of  Nature Society’s position paper with on the ecological/biodiversity assets of the forest.

Date: 29 June 2016 (Wed)
Time: 7pm – 9pm+
Venue: SingJazz Club, 101 Jalan Sultan, #02-00, The Sultan.
Admission: Free (contributions to society accepted)
RSVP: Via Facebook or email

See you there!

About Dr Ho

Dr Ho Hua Chew is a member of the Executive Committee of the Nature Society (Singapore), working mainly on the conservation front on behalf of the Society for about two decades.
As past Chairman of the Society’s Conservation Committee, he was involved with the formulation of the Society’s conservation proposals for such areas as Sungei Buloh, Kranji Marshes, etc., as well as the Master Plan for the Conservation of Nature in Singapore (1990).
Currently, he continues helping in co-ordinating the Society’s conservation activities & projects, such as feedbacks to government land-use & development plans, biodiversity surveys, etc.
Education: MSc in Landscape Ecology, Design & Management (Imperial College); MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation (University of East Anglia); Ph.D in Philosophy (University of Washington).

About Andie Ang

Andie Ang is the founder of Primate Watching online resource ( and a member of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group. Having completed a M.Sc. on the ecology and conservation of Singapore’s banded leaf monkeys, she is now studying endangered primate species in Vietnam for her doctoral dissertation at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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