Researchers call for protection of SAF training area to preserve feeding ground for Raffles' banded langur

Primate researchers have called on the authorities to preserve a small forest patch along Upper Thomson Road from further development, as it is one of the feeding grounds for the critically endangered Raffles’ banded langur. Primatologist Dr Andie Ang, from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS and a Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund scientist, as well as Research Assistant Ms Sabrina Jabbar, wrote in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum’s online journal, Nature In Singapore, on 19 May 2020, that while this area is state land and is being used by the Singapore Armed Forces for training, it is not designated as a protected area for conservation.