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Conservation in Singapore
Cleaning up the CoastInternational Coastal Cleanup Singapore An annual cleanup of marine litter on Singapore's shores, conducted as part of an international campaign, netted three tonnes of rubbish in less than two hours, giving an insight into the trash problem at home, and hopefully, pointing out the way to a solution. N. Sivasothi reports.

Black-winged KiteKranji Kaleidoscope
They may only be marshes but they are habitats to a wondrous world of plants and animals. For a time, it looked as if our marshes would have to make way for a golf course until a compromise was reached to preserve part of them. Good news for nature lovers as Kranji Bund Marshes are rich in biodiversity. Ho Hua Chew reports.

Pteroceras pallidumConserving Singapore's Biodiversity The precious remaining natural habitats in Singapore are in jeopardy if urgent steps are not taken to preserve the flora and fauna existing in these unique pockets of biodiversity. Lim Kim Seng examines the issues and makes some recommendations.

Greater MousedeerPlaying Modern-Day Noah is Highly Dangerous Lim Kim Seng on Reintroduction of animals into our forests.



Of Aliens that Follow in Man's footsteps Lim Kim Seng discusses the deliberate and accidental "introductions' of plant and animal species into places they've never been before and the harm they can do, including Aliens in Singapore. Unfortunately, there appears to be No Winners in the War against Aliens.

Ripe Durian fruitsNo Bats, No Durians The Dawn bat pollinates durian flowers which is why famers say "No Bats, No Durian". Yet this useful creature has been hunted down. Lim Gaik Kee awakens us to the very real harm we are doing by killing off fruit bats.


seedling of the rare PemphisSeeding a Dream Plant a robust seed tree and one day you may have a forest. Biologist Jean W H Yong is fulfilling his dream of active replanting and saving Singapore's last coastal trees.



Bishan ParkHow Well are Humans and Wildlife Sharing 'Green' Corridors?
A multi-disciplinary team from the National University of Singapore share the preliminary findings of their research into the Park Connector System, which is the beginning of 'networking nature' in Singapore. Clive Briffett, Lily Kong, Belinda Yuen and Navjot Sodhi share their comments.

Wildlife choked by rubbishChoking Mother Nature If you think that clean-up campaigns and recycling are the ultimate answer to our garbage and land-fill problems, think again. Betty L Khoo says that we must instead look to stop creating waste that is choking nature to death.