Pulau Hantu - A celebration of marine life

Secret lives and secret worlds hidden in Singapore's most popular coral reef.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Do love the oceans, but don't steal from it

[Excerpt] "As Genting Group CEO Lim Kok Thay he himself said, “All the attractions are experimental”. Now, experiments are not neccessarily a bad idea, but they must be well-designed and mmm, not so risky? This is part of a $5.2 billion project we’re talking about, and thousands of lives of supposedly free-living marine creatures. And gosh, it’s a long-term project so let’s not even talk about how sustainable this is. An experiment in what… alternate, novel ways of attracting tourists and generating revenue, and testing how well marine animals survive and reproduce in less-than-ideal captive environments? Conservation projects should always be founded on good, solid science, and should only be planned and managed in conjunction with other non conservation-oriented domains when avoidance and conflict is inevitable."

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