National Parks

Conservation

  • Aiding Conservation With A Remote-Controlled Helicopter

    Aiding Conservation With A Remote-Controlled Helicopter

    Many of us are familiar with the rate of change in urban Singapore, where the cityscape evolves regularly. The natural landscape, too, can change significantly over short periods.

  • NParks Portraits: Passionate about Conservation

    NParks Portraits: Passionate about Conservation

    What is the one question that visitors to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve love to ask?

  • In The Lonely 'Owl'

    In The Lonely 'Owl'

    There are over 200 different species of owls and they can be found in many parts of the world. Learn about six species you can find here in Singapore.

  • At Surface Value

    At Surface Value

    A rich diversity of marine life is waiting to be discovered. Just take a peek through the water’s surface to see some of these treasures.

  • Spider Study in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    Spider Study in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    A spider research group has been formed to record and document spider species that can be found in Singapore, starting with Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

  • Seeing Stars in Singapore’s Sea

    Seeing Stars in Singapore’s Sea

    Standing from a distance, perhaps from the shore or on a boat, the busy waters surrounding Singapore look murky and empty of marine life. However, the reality is far from that. The intertidal area exposed during low tides, for instance,is home to many interesting species of animals if you know when and where to look. I tend to spot more animals on the intertidal areas during predawn low spring tides.

  • Conserving The Singapore Green Tree Snail

    Conserving The Singapore Green Tree Snail

    What is jade-green and uniquely Singaporean? A Singapore Garden Tree Snail! Find out why it is important to conserve this special resident of our forests.

  • Saving Marine Life One At A Time

    Saving Marine Life One At A Time

    On the 6th of February 2009, while doing a survey at the seaside of Kranji Nature Trail, Rozaimi, and I stumbled upon a discarded fishing net that had been washed ashore. Many marine organisms were caught in it, one of which was a horseshoe crab.

  • Giants Alive At The Southern Ridges!

    Giants Alive At The Southern Ridges!

    A long time ago, giants stood tall among us. And no, this is not a fairy tale. Before great swathes of our natural forests gave way to concrete jungles, giant trees could be found throughout our landscape.

  • Freeing The Forest From Weeds

    Freeing The Forest From Weeds

    The very thought of weeding, especially on a weekend morning, sounds like a dreaded chore to most. Yet, a group of enthusiastic Central Nature Reserve volunteers immersed themselves in this task one sunny Saturday morning – marshalled by Roy Tan, a Senior Outreach Officer with the Central Nature Reserve Branch.

  • Winged Beauties of Toa Payoh Town Park

    Winged Beauties of Toa Payoh Town Park

    Dragonflies hold a unique fascination for people all over the world. They represent swiftness and pure water to Native Americans, and are symbols of bravery and happiness to the Japanese. In parts of Europe, they even have been linked to evil legends. Here in Singapore, our interest in dragonflies extends beyond myths and curiosity, into the realm of serious research. NParks conducted a dragonfly project for two years from 2008 to 2010, with the objective of surveying ponds in parks for their dragonfly diversity and population.

  • Otters On Orchard Road!

    Otters On Orchard Road!

    Between 22 May 2010 and 20 June 2010, a parade of local flora and fauna invaded the pedestrian malls of Orchard Road.

  • Distinguishing between ‘Dragons’ and ‘Damsels’

    Distinguishing between ‘Dragons’ and ‘Damsels’

    Can you tell the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly? We show you four things to look out for, to tell these insects apart.

  • Who? Who? Bulbul!

    Who? Who? Bulbul!

    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

    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.

  • Confessions Of A Serial Coral Spawning Enthusiast

    Confessions Of A Serial Coral Spawning Enthusiast

    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.

  • The Fish Of Singapore’s Last Freshwater Swamp

    The Fish Of Singapore’s Last Freshwater Swamp

    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.

  • Making BFFs at the Biodiversity Friends Forum

    Making BFFs at the Biodiversity Friends Forum

    Friends may come and go, but BFFs last forever. Hopefully this is the case for the youth participants of the Biodiversity Friends Forum (BFF) who attended a six-month challenge to examine how wildlife and humans can co-exist peacefully in Singapore.

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