31 December 2009

Singapore Hornbills - The Movie! Free screening 16 & 17 Jan (Sat & Sun)

"Singapore Hornbill Project - Return of the King" shares the endeavours of a team of dedicated researchers, passionate citizen scientists, bird lovers and like-minded sponsors who spent more than six years studying the ecology and breeding behaviour of the Oriental Pied Hornbill.
Thought to be extinct in Singapore as it had not been seen for more than 150 years, the hornbill it was rediscovered in 1994!

More than 100 new marine life records for Singapore!

The latest Monster Marine issue of the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology is packed with awesome latest findings about our marine life!
Among the marvellous information are new records for Singapore! 38 marine macroalgae, 8 sponges, 33 hard corals, 5 zoanthids, 10 sea anemones, 6 mangrove polychaete worms, 40 marine mites, 1 water mite.

And NEW species were also described: 1 mushroom coral, 3 marine mites, 1 water mite,

30 December 2009

Workshop for Nature Guides - Crabby Tales: No Chilli required

Conducted by the Leafmonkey Workshop, this is a workshop for existing nature guides and those interested in becoming nature guides. All nature guides are welcome to join the sessions.
Red swimming crab (Thalamita spinimana)
What is this workshop about? This workshop will cover the crabs commonly found in the waters of Singapore. What they are? What are their roles and adaptations? Find out more in this brief introduction to crabs for nature guides.

29 December 2009

Nature in Singapore: Rediscovery of a snake, more about Lantern bugs and a hawkmoth

For the first time in more than a century, the White-spotted cat snake (Boiga drapiezii) has been spotted in our Central Catchment Nature Reserve!
The rediscovery of this elegant snake emphasises the importance of continued protection of Nee Soon Swamp Forest, say the authors reporting this encounter in Nature in Singapore by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.

10 December 2009

Share your sightings!

Saw special wildlife in Singapore? Share it!
Kids on the Chek Jawa boardwalk
Here's some ways you can contribute your sighting to a greater awareness of Singapore's biodiversity.

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