This talk shop organised by Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum was highly educational, opening my eyes to the sad but true reality of the dismal state of marine debris and the harsh impacts on our marine biodiversity. (Marine debris/litter is any persistent, manufactured or processed solid waste material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in … Continue reading Plastic Pollution and Marine Biodiversity
Turtle conservation is a significant part of Malaysia's National Biodiversity Policy today. However, this hasn't always been the case. Malaysia's commitment in protecting turtles today is a result of various lobbying efforts from turtle specialist, scientists and conservationists throughout the years. This session has brought together the first generation of sea turtle conservationist who set … Continue reading World Turtle Day Virtual Open House – The Giant Eye-Witness: Time Travel to the Past
Having a love for the ocean and marine life, as well as having the precious opportunity to observe wild turtle hatchlings being released into the wild, I wanted to find out more about the diversity of our waters around Singapore as well as our shores. Signing up for this talk was a very big want … Continue reading NParks Spotlight: Treasures Beneath Our Tides!
I first heard of the Turtle Hatchery not in this spotlight actually, but when I was working with NParks and volunteered to help count and release the hatchlings into the wild. It was because of that experience that led me to immediately click that button and sign up for this talk. Held by Koh Kwan … Continue reading NParks Spotlight: Let’s Talk About Turtles!
It blows my mind sometimes that Singapore has such a diverse range of animals, due to Singapore naturally being a bustling city as well as having a clean, green environment. Hence, I wanted to attend this talk in the hopes of getting to know these animals. The Creatures of the Night gave me insights to … Continue reading NParks Spotlight: Creatures of the Night
We often see the many animals that exist on land in our daily lives yet there is a multitude of species under the sea waiting to be explored. Having little knowledge about them, I decided this talk would be something I would attend. The talk by Ms Cheo Pei Rong a senior manager at the … Continue reading NParks Spotlight: Treasures Beneath Our Tides
I participated in the #SGStem Talk & Trivia with Dr Shawn Lum because the title of the external activity sounded interesting and I had free time to spare so I decided to listen in! But to be completely honest, some of the things he shared kind of went over my head and I got a … Continue reading #SGStem Talk & Trivia: Dr Shawn Lum
A fascinating series that covers many topics in regards to biodiversity in Singapore. This talk in particular covered the creatures creeping through the night and an insight into the nature conservation master plan. Mr Lim Liang Jim and Ms Lim Tianjiao, the group director and manger of the national biodiversity division respectively were the main … Continue reading NParks Spotlight: Creatures of the Night
This event discusses the impacts of plastics on our marine biodiversity, and what we as citizens can do to help mitigate the problem. According to studies, 7,000-250k metric tons in the ocean, 4.8-12.7 metric tonnes enters the ocean per year. Biodiversity lost, we need to understand its impacts and evaluate the solutions to mitigate. Top … Continue reading LKCNHM Thursday Talk Shop 3: Plastic Pollution and Marine Biodiversity with Muhammad Reza Cordova from LIPI
By defining turtle economy as an area of the production, distribution and trade, as well as consumption of turtle related goods and services by different agents, we acknowledge the broader sense of human-turtle interactions. It therefore includes consumptive uses, i.e. trade of turtle parts, as well as non-consumptive uses such as tourism as well as … Continue reading World Turtle Day Virtual Open House- Session 4: Sea Turtle Economy