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Mon 21 Nov 2011

Sun 04 Dec 2011: "Identification, Conservation and Research of Singapore Avian Species" - seminar at Jurong Bird Park

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Jurong Bird Park & The South East Asian Biodiversity Society cordially invites you to a seminar on the biodiversity and conservation of birds in Singapore.

AvianSeminarJBP.pdf (1 page)"The Identification, conservation and research of Singapore's avian species"

With Minerva Bongco-Nuqui, Jessica Rozek, Yong Ding Li & Fam Shun Deng

Sunday 04 Dec 2011: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
@ The Lodge, Jurong Bird Park
2 Jurong Hill Singapore 628925 (map)

Registration
Admission is Free! Please RSVP Jessica Rozek (jessica.rozek@wrs.com.sg) by Fri 25 Nov 2011

About the seminar - This seminar brings together bird enthusiasts, researchers and conservationists to encourage interest in the conservation of Singapore’s native birds. The speakers will present on the biodiversity and natural history of local bird species, basics of bird identification, field survey techniques and share updates on their conservation status.

About the Speakers
Dr. Minerva Bongco-Nuqui began her career at Jurong Bird Park as a veterinarian and is currently a Curator.  Her personal interests include breeding biology and behaviour, artificial incubation, and the rehabilitation and release of native bird species. She, together with external partners, pioneered the Singapore Hornbill project which is now in its 7th year. This project was instrumental in increasing the population of oriental pied hornbills in the wild.  In addition, she currently lecturers for the Animal Management Course WRS is offering together with Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Ms. Jessica Rozek is a lifelong birder with a keen interest in the natural world. These interests led her to pursue a Master of Science degree in Avian Science from the University of California, Davis where she studied foraging, enrichment and welfare of captive parrots. Jessica recently joined WRS as the Conservation and Research Officer for Jurong Bird Park in June 2011.

Mr. Yong Ding Li is the vice chairperson of the Southeast Asian Biodiversity Society and an avid birdwatcher who has travelled widely across Asia to observe its wildlife. Currently, he has seen more than two thirds of Asia's 2000+ bird species in the wild. Ding Li dedicates his time to the Nature Society (Singapore) where he coordinates research for its bird study group.  He has published over twenty papers and articles on ecology and conservation and contributed to six books on Singapore's biodiversity.

Mr. Fam Shun Deng is the chairperson of the Southeast Asian Biodiversity Society and a member of the Barito River Initiative for Nature Conservation and Communities (BRINCC) in Borneo. Being a trained primatologist, he has a keen interest in birds, especially raptors, for the range of reactions they bring out in diurnal primates. He is currently a research assistant at the National University of Singapore, studying the effects of climate change in Singapore. His research has thus far produced a number of papers, popular articles and a contribution to “The National Heritage of Singapore".

  

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