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Wed 30 Jun 2004

Sungei Buloh featured in South African newspaper

Category : news

"Invasion site becomes unlikely sanctuary." By Karl Malakunas, Independent Online, 28 June 2004.

"The sanctuary, surrounded to its south by industrial sprawl and abandoned army barracks, was used for prawn farming until it was discovered by birdwatchers in 1986 and gazetted for government protection three years later."

"It has since become one of Singapore's premier nature reserves and was recognised in 2002 by the global environment group, Wetlands International, as a site of international importance."

"Another measure of its success is the increasing number of wildlife that are calling Sungei Buloh - which means Bamboo River in Malay - their home."

"A family of smooth otters, a 1,5-metre crocodile and even a wild boar have moved into the reserve over recent years, making their homes alongside mud lobsters, green crested lizards, tree ducks, mudskipper fish and kingfisher birds."

""They are finding it a safe place, they can get food and seek refuge and they can breed here," said National Parks Board senior outreach officer Linda Goh.""

Read the complete article at the Independent Online [pdf].

Thanks to Nick Baker's Ecology Asia: Eco-news.

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