Overview Singapore is an urban jungle, known for its hustle and bustle. But amidst our towering skyscrapers and modernity, we can marvel at a diversity of wildlife, sometimes right from our own backyard! In a tiny city state, how can we encourage people and animals to live in harmony? Meet Cyrena, a Senior Manager at … Continue reading BFF Challenge: Burning Questions LIVE w/ a Wildlife Educator
Despite being a busy port, Singapore's waters are teeming with biodiversity. In 2014, our first Marine Park opened - Sisters' Islands Marine Park is a designated protected area where outreach, conservation and research activities can take place. It is also home to Singapore's first turtle hatchery. Here, smart technology is used to ensure that conditions … Continue reading BQLive Marine Conservation: Sisters’ Islands Marine Park
Every year, teams of volunteers put on their aqua shoes, sometimes at the crack of dawn, to survey biodiversity along our shores. These are the dedicated volunteers of Intertidal Watch, a citizen science programme that documents marine life in intertidal zones across Singapore. What is Intertidal Watch? Hear from a few of the volunteers themselves: … Continue reading BQLive Marine Conservation: Intertidal Watch
Overview Introducing…Burning Questions LIVE! Aka a virtual fireside chat. Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Marine Conservationist? Join us for an online chat with Pei Rong, a Senior Manager at NParks’ Coastal and Marine branch, who will answer your Burning Questions live! So fire away any questions you have about marine biodiversity and … Continue reading BFF Challenge: Burning Questions LIVE w/ a Marine Conservationist
Think that Rock Doves, Javan Mynas and House Crows are the only birds that can be seen from home? Think again! Here are some interesting avian neighbours that people have encountered from their own gardens, corridors and even windows! A pair of Olive-backed Sunbirds nesting along an HDB flat corridor turned into a real life … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch: Egg-citing Encounters from Home!
Get ready for BFF Big Birdwatch (25 - 26 Apr 2020)! We will be using the SGBioAtlas app, which you can download here here: App Store: https://apps.apple.com/sg/app/sgbioatlas/id975080923 Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sg.gov.nparks.BiodiversityApp&hl=en_SG Once you've downloaded the app, you should: Register for an accountJoin our Project Learn how to upload your own biodiversity sightings into the Project … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch: SGBioAtlas Tutorials
Spend half an hour with nature, from the comfort of your own home! Join our first BFF citizen science project, documenting birds that can be seen (or heard) from our home compounds. Why Citizen Science? Citizen Science is when researchers involve members of the public to collect scientific data. Not only are such widespread datasets valuable, … Continue reading BFF Challenge: BFF Big Birdwatch
Herps: Reptiles and amphibians Herpetology: The study of reptiles and amphibians Herps play a fundamental role in ecosystems, being both predators and prey in the food chain. But did you know that they provide numerous services for humans too? For example, Reticulated Pythons provide biological control for rats. Common House Geckos also help keep our … Continue reading BFF Challenge: Herp Herp, Hooray!