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Tue 03 Jan 2006

Greenwave competition 2006

Category : news

The Greenwave competition is open once again. Visit their webpage for more details: sembship.com/greenwave

To get an idea of the sort of entries submitted last year, see the 2005 results.

"Students are encouraged to use their ideas, knowledge, skills and values in the participation of environmental care projects, which will improve the condition and quality of our environment. articipation may be on individual basis or in groups."

There are prize awards:

Primary
1st Prize: $ 4,000
2nd Prize: $ 2,000
3rd Prize: $ 1,000

Secondary
1st Prize: $ 6,000
2nd Prize: $ 4,000
3rd Prize: $ 2,000

Junior Colleges, Centralised Institutes

and ITEs
1st Prize: $ 8,000
2nd Prize: $ 5,000
3rd Prize: $ 3,000

Tertiary
1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $ 6,000
3rd Prize: $ 4,000

Suggestions at the webpage include:

Focus Area: Wild Life/Natural Reserves

1) Describe one regional / town park which has become the home and natural habitat for our native feathered friends. Identify one of the bird species found there and discuss how it adapted to urban development. Propose how we can have a sustainable programme of bird species in Singapore.

2) Locate and identify the officially gazetted nature reserves in Singapore. Describe one other nature area that deserves similar legal protection from urban development. Discuss its significances in the preservation of our precious flora and faunas.

3) Identify the remaining coastal mangrove forests in Singapore. Study the factors leading to their rapid depletion over last few decades and suggest schemes to conserve them.

4) Study the population and distribution or our native frogs/toads. Discuss how our rapid urbanization resulted the decline in population of one the locally endangered frog/toad. Propose ways to conserve this species.

5) Study and discuss how we can save our largest marine mammal, Dugong, from local extinction.

6) Suggest and discuss a feasible programme for the re-introduction or population restoration of one of our native mammal/feathered species. You may choose one of the following:

  • Lesser Mouse Deer
  • Banded Leaf Monkey
  • Anteater
  • Oriental Pied Hornbill
  • Smooth Otter
  • Slow Loris
  • Other

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