19 Feb '12, 2am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Mangrove and coral updates and Berlayar Creek walk by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: Mangrove and coral updates and Berlayar Creek walk by @wildsingapore

Despite the rainy weather, a large crowd of volunteers with the NParks Conservation Division gathered to listen to some exciting developments in our wild places. Today, we focused on many marine issues with updates on mangroves at Pulau Tekong, work on the marine biodiversity survey, and efforts to restore corals and giant clams on our shores! I was fascinated to learn more about the effort to conserve Tekong mangroves. Shufen shared more about the Coastal Protection and Restoration to stop erosion and encourage regrowth in one of the best mangroves left in Singapore! She shared the intricacies of the project and the various pilot tests and lessons learnt. And the final design which was ground-breaking in many ways and has won many accolades. She highlighted some of the special aspects, including re-planting a variety (instead of just one) species of mangroves on the rock ...

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