29 May 2011

5 Jun is World Environment Day!

In Singapore, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve celebrates World Environment Day on 4 Jun (Sat) with lots of activities!
Free walks! Also, fascinating talks by Dr Chua Ee Kiam and N. Sivasothi. And lots more activities for everyone from ages 5 to 55. Including a chance to nurture your very own mangrove sapling!

27 May 2011

No longer extinct: a swamp forest palm! And more!

Lots of new articles in Nature in Singapore with fascinating finds and insights.
A palm of the swamp forest, Salacca affinis was considered extinct in Singapore. Adrian Loo's discovery of this palm  in the Nee Soon Swamp Forest "establishes its status from “extinct” in Singapore to “critically endangered”. He discusses the extreme vulnerability of this palm species "in relation to its habitat and only known locality, the freshwater swamp forest in Nee Soon, which is the last of its kind in Singapore." Read more in: Loo, A. H. B., 2011. Rediscovery in Singapore of Salacca affinis Griff. (Arecaceae). Nature in Singapore, 4: 123–126. [PDF, 300 KB]. And also in Adrian Loo's blog.

16 May 2011

Biodiversity for kids during the June holidays!

Exciting nature activities for kids are lined up for the coming school holidays! Lots of fun ways to discover and enjoy Singapore's biodiversity!
Here's highlights of some of the many exciting nature events for kids during the June holidays.

15 May 2011

22 May (Sun) is World Biodiversity Day

More properly called International Day for Biological Diversity, there's some special events planned for this weekend. Among the highlights: Kids’ Musang Watch! on 22 May (Sun).
photo by Chan Kwok WaiIn celebration of International Day of Biological Diversity, come watch the wild with Cicada Tree Eco Place! Palm Civets are mammals that live in Singapore—in our forests as well as in our midst! A few families of civets (called Musang in Malay) live wild and free in Siglap! Isn’t that neat? Find out where they live, what they eat, why they choose Siglap as their constituency! For kids 5 to 12 years old, and their families. The event is free, and registration is required.

12 May 2011

14 May (Sat) is World Migratory Bird Day

With the theme “Land Use Changes from a Bird’s-Eye View”, this year's World Migratory Bird Day highlights humankind's dramatic impact on the global environment.
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.

11 May 2011

1,000 fans of the Celebrating Singapore's Biodiversity facebook page!

1,000 people have 'liked' the Celebrating Singapore's Biodiversity facebook page! The page features stories and photos of ordinary people who share about Singapore's awesome biodiversity! From otters to birds, tiny spiders to giant trees, remote reefs to forests in the city! 24/7 365 days a year!
Your feedback and help is needed! So that more people can learn and care about Singapore's biodiversity!

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