National Parks

Conservation

  • Enjoying Nature Responsibly

    Enjoying Nature Responsibly

    Conservation

    Help protect our natural heritage by being a responsible visitor when visiting our nature parks and nature reserves.

  • Humble Natives of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    Humble Natives of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    Conservation

    Many visitors flock to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to spot the migratory birds that stopover in Singapore, but what about its resident inhabitants? Rediscover the humble natives that are indispensable to the Reserve’s biodiversity.

  • Who? Who? Bulbul!

    Who? Who? Bulbul!

    Conservation

    What are bulbuls and how can you identify them? Learn about the differences between the commonly seen bulbul species in Singapore.

  • Feathered Global Ambassadors

    Feathered Global Ambassadors

    Conservation

    Singapore is a country of many magnificent migratory birds, with some more ‘unique’ than others as they are also the representative birds of certain countries.

  • The Fish Of Singapore’s Last Freshwater Swamp

    The Fish Of Singapore’s Last Freshwater Swamp

    Conservation

    Did you know there is one remaining freshwater swamp in Singapore? Living in the streams of the swamp are some interesting but critically endangered native fishes.

  • Confessions Of A Serial Coral Spawning Enthusiast

    Confessions Of A Serial Coral Spawning Enthusiast

    Conservation

    You know that indescribable buzz you get when you’re anticipating a special event like your first wedding anniversary, your forever 29th birthday or that long-awaited Madonna concert? Well, I get that feeling at the start of each year as the cool Christmas breeze slowly gives way to warmer winds and as the monsoon wanes to welcome clearer skies and warmer waters.

  • Restoring A Treasured Nature Reserve

    Restoring A Treasured Nature Reserve

    Conservation

    Many who visit relish the experience of being immersed in nature, where it feels like they are not in the middle of a bustling city, but a tranquil countryside. It is because so many of us love climbing its trails to the summit, or the adventure of exploring the interior of a tropical rainforest, that there has come a need to conserve the Reserve so that future generations may enjoy similar experiences.

  • When Orchids Flower Gregariously

    When Orchids Flower Gregariously

    Conservation

    We are so accustomed to seeing orchids in vases and bouquets, that it is easy to forget that they actually grow in the wild. But every so often, Singapore's native orchids set out to remind us of their presence - by flowering spectacularly all over the island at the same time.

  • Seagrass: Dugong Food for Thought

    Seagrass: Dugong Food for Thought

    Conservation

    Seagrasses are unassuming in their appearance, and are commonly mistaken for seaweed or algae. If you are unfamiliar with seagrasses, it will come as a surprise to you that they are closely related to the lily and ginger families!

  • Protecting Nature - For Your Health's Sake

    Protecting Nature - For Your Health's Sake

    Conservation

    For 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity, My Green Space will feature different perspectives on what biodiversity means to you and me. This article is part of a year-long series. "The library of life is burning, and we don't even know the titles of the books." - Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, former director-general of the World Health Organisation

  • Return Of The King

    Return Of The King

    Conservation

    As the final installment in an epic film trilogy, "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" was an action-fantasy spectacle that had fans and viewers riveted.The new documentary "Singapore Hornbill Project - Return of the King" may not have the same blockbuster glamour as its namesake, but is no less fascinating. This 40-minute film is about the hornbill, the King of the Forest, and the massive challenge of bringing it back to Singapore's forests.

  • IYB2010 Roundup: Taking Stock of Life on Earth

    IYB2010 Roundup: Taking Stock of Life on Earth

    Conservation

    2010 was celebrated as the International Year for Biodiversity to highlight the importance of life on earth - animals, plants, their genes and the habitats they help form. Here, we look back on what was accomplished in this landmark year.

  • 2011: A Forest Odyssey

    2011: A Forest Odyssey

    Conservation

    Did you know that Singapore is not just an island, but also a rainforest nation? This country’s land area includes many kinds of forests: lowland dipterocarp forest, mangroves, freshwater swamp forest, and secondary forest patches. These can be found in many parts of the mainland and on the offshore islands.

  • Monkey Musings: Respecting Singapore’s Long-tailed Macaque

    Monkey Musings: Respecting Singapore’s Long-tailed Macaque

    Conservation

    You’ve read about them in the news. You’ve seen them around parks and nature reserves, and even in your neighbourhood. But how much do you really know about our local monkeys?

  • Forest Feature: Bukit Timah, In Brief

    Forest Feature: Bukit Timah, In Brief

    Conservation

    What does the name ‘Bukit Timah’ mean to you? There’s Bukit Timah Hill, which is famous for being the tallest hill in Singapore at 163.63 metres.

  • Getting Up Close With Marine Biodiversity

    Getting Up Close With Marine Biodiversity

    Conservation

    Have you ever wondered – perhaps while travelling in a boat or chilling out by the beach – about what might be living in the waters around you? Launched in November 2010, the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey (CMBS) aims to perform a comprehensive “stock-take” of Singapore’s marine biodiversity.

  • Singapore’s Amazing Biodiversity Discoveries

    Singapore’s Amazing Biodiversity Discoveries

    Conservation

    In Singapore, development and biodiversity conservation have co-existed for years. While in other cities, one may suffer because of the other, the Singaporean way is different.

  • Celebrating World Wetlands Day

    Celebrating World Wetlands Day

    Conservation

    Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve joined other wetlands globally to celebrate World Wetlands Day on 12 Feb 2011. Commemorated since 1967, World Wetlands Day celebrates the importance of the wetland habitat. It also aims to educate and raise awareness of wetlands’ impact on human lives. On this significant ‘green date’, Sungei Buloh hosted some four hundred visitors, with engaging activities and displays to commemorate the occasion.

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