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Sat 30 Aug 2008

"The Nature Society (Singapore) and the struggle to conserve Singapore's nature areas."

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Wee Yeow Chin and Richard Hale relfect on the issues and approaches of nature conservation lobbying by the Nature Society (Singapore) back to its origins as the Singapore branch of the Malayan Nature Society. The authors were in the fray of the society's conservation activities in 80's and 90's and provide a very useful background to the Singapore's oldest nature NGO.

They also confirm the "courtesy call by the Internal Security Department in the early 1990s." This has been referred to with bated breath in conversations and is here clarified by the recipient of the conversation with relatively unremarkable comment.

The article is a critical element in the education of naturalists as it provides a well needed piece in the jigsaw-ed history of the nature conservation scene in Singapore. If anything, the article is too short, but that will encourage its reading!

Wee, Y. C. & R. Hale. The Nature Society (Singapore) and the struggle to conserve Singapore's nature areas. Nature in Singapore, 1: 41–49.

Nature in Singapore is an online journal by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.

Wee & Hale 2008.pdf (9 pages)

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