11 January 2011

15 Jan (Sat): Talk on "What is a ‘healthy’ Mangrove Eco-system?"

2011 is the International Year of the Forests! It is the hope of the United Nations General Assembly to raise raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
Dr John Yong (left most) at Kranji mangroves
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve celebrates this Year of the Forests with a talk about the Mangrove eco-system by Dr John Yong, a mangrove forest expert who has vast regional experience!

Topics include the following:
1. Importance of hydrology in governing mangrove health
2. Importance of mud accretion
3. Floristic components – an update
4. Albinos in mangroves
5. Plus an introduction to various Green Engineering involving mangroves for coastal protection.
6. Implementation of these ideas for Mangrove Ecological Restoration in Sungei Buloh

Time: 8.45am to 10.30am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – Theatre
Website and contact: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/

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