Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants
Awarded to N. Sivasothi
This project aims to sample the fauna and flora of specific natural history sites in Singapore. This is carried out in a series of local expeditions involving student and volunteer groups to photograph and collect voucher specimens coordinated by the Raffles Museum.
Site-specific information for Singapore is rare especially for invertebrates, so the collections are sorted and identified back in the museum, and organism lists are prepared. Data entry of the existing historical SEA collection at the museum is ongoing and information about specific sites in Singapore can be extracted from the sections that are ready. The completed report is published with expert notes about the relevance of the site and made available to the National Parks Boards and the Nature Society.
1.1 Chek Jawa, Pulau
The guides eventually combined forces with NParks and NSS and initiated a station guiding system for the year-end when the reprieve for Chek Jawa was finalised, at the request of the Minister for National Development, Mr Mah Bow Tan. We coped with the more than 1,000 people who came when the reprieve was announced, but the impact was limited to about 5% of the site.
Current work includes workshops to train new guides, rostering of the current ones, planing the volunteer system for Chek Jawa, preparation of guidesheets, guidebooks, and providing feedback on the proposed management and infrastructure setup for Chek Jawa.
1.2 Other sites in
1.3 RMBR Zoological Specimen
1.4 Digital and slide
1.5 Webpages and mailing
1.6 Other projects
This project is part of an international effort of more than 1 million volunteers from 100 countries who work together to:
* Remove debris from the
world's rivers and oceans
Operations will start in June.
Presently confirming the site.
Additionally, preparing beach section. In the process of recruiting organisers for this.