02 May 2012

12 May (Sat): World Migratory Bird Day at Sungei Buloh

With the theme "Migratory birds and people - together through time" this year's World Migratory Bird Day celebrates the continuing relationship between migratory birds and people. Throughout time and across cultures humans have relied on birds, be it to supply food, to deliver messages, or to serve as symbols of power and prestige.
World Migratory Bird Day highlights the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats. It is celebrated world wide on the second weekend each May since 2006.Celebrate migratory bird day at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve with the rest of the world on 12 May 2012!

Migratory visitors make Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve their stop-over and second home during the winter season in the northern parts of the world. Come to Sungei Buloh to find out more about these amazing migratory birds! Join us for walks and talks conducted by vounteers and staff in the morning. There is also an exhibition to show you what kind of shore birds are found at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
  • Migratory Bird Day talks at 9.30am and 11.30am
  • Talk by Dr Dan Friess about our mangroves, at 10.30am
  • Guided walks at 9am, 10am and 11am
  • There will also be an Exhibition on Migratory Birds from 27 April to 13 May 2012
Walk-ins are welcomed. Please email info@sbwr.org.sg or call 67941401 to register for the Migratory Bird Talk and Guided walks places are limited.

More about World Migratory Bird Day

Time: 9am-12noon
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Entry charges: While the events are free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

12 May (Sat): Mangrove talk by Dr Dan Friess at Sungei Buloh

Can Singapore's fragmented mangroves exchange enough seedlings to remain sustainable in the long term? Dr Dan Freiss from the Department of Geography, the National University of Singapore will share more with us.
Dan Friess (right) with Rick Leong at Mandai mangroves.
Dan is embarking on a study on the dispersal of mangrove propagules in Singapore, and his talk will cover the state of our local mangroves, the premise for this study, as well as opportunities for involvement in this effort.

Synopsis of talk: Southeast Asia is a global hotspot for mangrove biodiversity, an ecosystem which provides crucial environmental and socio-economic services. However, the mangroves of Singapore have experienced severe decline in extent over the last century. Land reclamation and reservoir construction have fragmented Singapore’s original mangrove cover and greatly increased the distance between habitat patches. Habitat fragmentation is an important issue for all ecosystems, as it can significantly reduce habitat connectivity and the flow of pollinators, seeds and genetic material that cannot cross the increasing divide. This may eventually influence the long-term sustainability of Singapore’s mangrove systems. A new and novel study with NUS and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is integrating traditional field biology methods with cutting-edge hydrodynamic current modelling and genetic techniques to answer the question: are Singapore’s fragmented mangroves able to exchange enough propagules to remain ecologically-sustainable over the long-term?

Date: 12 May (Sat)
Time: 10.30-11.15am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Theatrette
Entry charges: While the talk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

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