19 July 2012

Singapore's living forests, reefs, seashores and more!

What lives in our forests? The latest issue of My Green Space, published by NParks, shares more on this and other fascinating work done for Singapore's biodiversity.
What happens during the quiet orgy in our waters when Singapore's corals mass spawn? Also more about Singapore's first marine expedition and the fabulous new book on Singapore's caterpillars!

Mandai mangroves, giant clams, coral spawning and more

The beautiful Mandai mangroves shows us how we can understand threats to mangroves in Singapore and beyond. We still have Giant clams and efforts are ongoing to conserve them.
Mega Marine Survey along a stream at Mandai mangroves
Ordinary people helping to survey Mandai mangroves
as part of the Mega Marine Survey
Also, studies of coral spawning in Singapore and venomous fishes on Sentosa's recreational beaches. All this and more can be found in the latest issue of the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology which is a Special Memorial Issue Navjot S. Sodhi (1962–2011)

10 July 2012

Secretive squirrel, orchids rediscovered, corals studied and more

We learn more about the elusive shrew-faced squirrel that lives in our forest.
Plus lots more discoveries and studies of Singapore's amazing plants and animals, on land and sea. All in the latest slew of papers on Nature in Singapore of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.

Launch of Private Lives: Rainforest and the DNA website

Last week, a new book ‘Private Lives: An Exposé of Singapore’s Rainforests’ was launched by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.
Here's more about the launch from the RMBR News blog.

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