12 May 2010

Saving Singapore's last best mangroves at Pulau Tekong

A never-before-attempted approach to coastal protection and restoration is being tried out by NParks to save possibly the last largest pristine stretch of mangroves in Singapore.
From the Straits Times. Click on image for larger view.

More than 1,000 mangrove trees on Pulau Tekong's north-eastern coastline are at risk from serious erosion due to boat traffic.

The erosion has affected 3km of north-eastern shore, posing a threat to the 92 hectares of mangroves in Pulau Tekong which is one of the largest remaining mangrove areas in Singapore with a mature and undisturbed habitat.

NParks is embarking on a brave and ambitious project to naturally stop erosion and restore these mangroves.

Read more about this on the wild shores of singapore blog.

Full media articles on wildsingapore news.

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