OverviewGecko, Gecko, on the wall,You climb so high, but never fall!Take a closer a look at one of the most common herps in our homes - our resident mosquito munchers, Geckos! TASK Completion of this entire activity (Parts 1, 2 and 3) before the deadline (26 June 2020) will be counted as participation in one … Continue reading BFF Challenge: Guess that Gecko
BFF Challenge: Biodiversity BTS (behind-the-scenes)
Overview You’ve learned about biodiversity - so what’s next? Find out at Biodiversity BTS (Behind-the-Scenes)! Beyond leading nature walks and doing research, there are many people working hard to make conservation work - policy makers, wildlife rescue volunteers, education groups. Who are they? How do they do it? And what does their work have to do … Continue reading BFF Challenge: Biodiversity BTS (behind-the-scenes)
BFF Challenge: External Activities
Overview With online forums, webinars, and virtual fireside chats, we now have plenty of options to learn about biodiversity from the comfort of our own home! BFFers, if you attend any other online events (organised by other groups, outside of the BFF Challenge), we would love to hear about what you’ve learned! TASK Completion of … Continue reading BFF Challenge: External Activities
Act for Nature 2020: Ideas Welcome!
Overview Have other ideas for an Act for Nature (AFN)? We’d love to hear them! Your proposed activity should: Have clear relevance to local biodiversity (i.e. involve local biodiversity species)Demonstrate a personal contribution to local biodiversity conservation Engage others (in person or virtually) and encourage them to contribute to local biodiversity conservation You could survey … Continue reading Act for Nature 2020: Ideas Welcome!
Act for Nature 2020: What’s up, Wildlife?
Overview Let your creative juices flow, while spreading the message of human-wildlife coexistence! Research on the do’s and don’ts of encountering a particular animal, then present the information using a creative medium. TASK Completion of this entire activity (Part 1, 2 and 3) before the deadline (30 June 2020) will be counted as completion of … Continue reading Act for Nature 2020: What’s up, Wildlife?
BQLive Volunteer Guide: Mischief Managed? – Minimising Human-Macaque Conflict
A Long-tailed Macaque at Sisters' Islands Long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) are probably Singapore’s most well-known primate species. Also known as the Crab-eating Macaques, these intelligent animals are known to make tools to help them forage. Being opportunistic and resourceful, it is no wonder they have done well in navigating our urban landscape. Though primarily found … Continue reading BQLive Volunteer Guide: Mischief Managed? – Minimising Human-Macaque Conflict
BQLive Volunteer Guide: The Elusive Raffles’ Banded Langur
Recently, camera traps captured a troop of Raffles’ Banded Langurs nimbly crossing a rope bridge near Thomson Nature Park. One curious individual even stopped for a selfie! The video was shared on Facebook by Second Minister for National Development, Desmond Lee: What are Raffles’ Banded Langurs, and what is so special about them? Here are … Continue reading BQLive Volunteer Guide: The Elusive Raffles’ Banded Langur
BFF Challenge: Burning Questions LIVE w/ a Volunteer Guide
Overview Coming up in our next ‘Burning Questions LIVE’: Meet Joys, a ‘Monkey Walk’ guide with the Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) (JGIS)! She educates the public about Singapore’s most familiar primate, the Long-tailed Macaque, by volunteering to lead guided walks at Hindhede Estate. So fire away any Burning Questions you have about primates, being an … Continue reading BFF Challenge: Burning Questions LIVE w/ a Volunteer Guide
BQLive Wildlife Educator: When Sharing is NOT Caring!
A Javan Myna eating a bread crumb. You’ve surely seen it – A person sitting at a park bench, with a flock of cooing pigeons congregating at his feet. He tosses a few bread crumbs towards them, sending them into a frenzy. Or you may have heard about a recent incident at Lorong Halus, where … Continue reading BQLive Wildlife Educator: When Sharing is NOT Caring!
BQLive Wildlife Educator: Wildlife in our City
People observing a Smooth-Coated Otter at a park We live in an urban jungle. Aside from being densely populated with people, what are some wild neighbours that we share our island nation with? Snakessss in the City Did you know that Singapore is home to the world’s longest snake? And also – wait for it … Continue reading BQLive Wildlife Educator: Wildlife in our City