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Wed 26 Jan 2005

Stiffer fines protect trees

Category : parliament

"Developers, contractors face stiffer fines for chopping down protected trees." By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia, 25 Jan 2005 [pdf].

"Anyone who damages the greenery in parks can now be slapped with a $10,000 fine, up from $5,000 previously.

This, after an amended Parks and Trees Act was passed in Parliament on Tuesday, which called for an enhanced protection for nature. The changes to the Parks and Trees Act also protect green buffers along what's known as Heritage Roads, while developers and contractors will face stiffer fines if they cut down protected trees.

A 150-year-old Hopea sangal Tree was chopped down by a property management firm more than three years ago. The firm was fined $8,000 for chopping down the tree and an additional $76,000 in compensation. Now, a similar offence could result in a $50,000 fine for chopping down the tree and even more in compensation.

And its not just contractors or developers who have to be mindful. "

More at:

  • Channel NewsAsia [pdf].
  • See also: "Heritage roads." By Joyce Teo, The Straits Times, 26 Jan 2005 [pdf].
    Ambience of selected scenic roads are to be preserved.
  • "Towards a city in a garden." By Derrick A Paulo, Today, 26 Jan 2005 [pdf].
  • For earlier news reports about Hopea sangal, see link.
  • Posted at 5:56AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

    Wed 26 Jan 2005

    News from parliament sitting, 25 Jan 2005

    Category : parliament

    Nominated MP Geh Min and President, Nature Society (Singapore) begins raising issues in parliament.

    • "Debate over the price of being green." By Lynn Lee, The Straits Times, 26 Jan 2005 [pdf].
      NMP urges Govt to do more to protect nature. Economic gains will make it possible, says minister.
    • From the gallery: "Economy v Environment? No, it's about achieving balance." By Asad Latif, The Straits Times, 26 Jan 2005 [pdf]
    • "Recognise scientific value of nature in S'pore." The Straits Times, 26 Jan 2005 [pdf].
    • "Volunteers patrol park to stop illegal coral collectors." By Joyce Teo, The Straits Times, 26 Jan 2005 [pdf].

    Posted at 5:48AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news