Our history

The island state of Singapore, despite having lost much of its natural forest cover to urban development, still harbours a valuable diversity of animal and plant species. We have the privilege and obligation to protect what is left of our natural heritage. Zoological institutions have an important role to play in conservation. They are responsible for educating the public and taking a leadership role in creating awareness, as well as addressing the decline in populations of native species.

The four Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) parks - Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo – have been playing an active role in spearheading numerous conservation activities over the years.

To further our commitment, the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund (WRSCF) was registered in 2009 as a charity and an institution of public character with the primary purpose of conserving endangered native wildlife.

Our purpose

The WRSCF was set up with the primary purpose of conserving Singapore’s endangered native wildlife. It also supports capacity building, education and awareness programmes on key species and conservation issues in the Southeast Asian region. The WRSCF seeks to fund projects which make a pragmatic, substantial and long-lasting contribution to local biodiversity research and conservation, which includes elements such as sustainable development, public education and environmental awareness. WRSCF is designed to provide accessible and flexible grants for persons who want to contribute to the conservation of native wildlife species.

Vision

Preserve Biodiversity

Mission

Protect wildlife and habitats and ensure sustainability through:

  • Education and public outreach
  • Breeding of endangered animals
  • Research and field conservation projects

Objective

  • To promote co-operation between zoological institutions, aquariums, bird parks, conservation organisations, education institutions and government agencies with regards to nature conservation
  • To provide knowledge, skills, funding and resources to promote field conservation
  • To offer environment and conservation education to enhance public awareness and understanding of wildlife conservation
  • To support disaster emergency relief and recovery with the aim of assisting victims, their community and wildlife

Our people

Patron
Mdm Halimah Yacob
President of the Republic of Singapore
Trustees
Ms Claire Chiang
Senior Vice President
Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd
Mr Lok Vi Ming
Managing Director
LVM Law Chambers
Ms Kay Kuok
Executive Chairman
Shangri-La Singapore Ltd
Professor Leo Tan
Director (Special Projects)
Faculty of Science - National University of Singapore
Ms Theresa Sim
Partner
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Singapore
Company Secretary
Mr Wong Hon Loong
Mr Mike Barclay
CEO, Mandai Park Holding
Dr Cheng Wen-Haur
Deputy-CEO, Chief Life Sciences Officer
Ms Low Wai Peng
Chief Finance Officer
Mr Marcus Heng
Chief Human Resource Officer
Ms Belina Lee
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Dr Sonja Luz
Head, Conservation, Research and Veterinary Services
Ms May Lok
Head, Education
Ms Daisy Ling
Head, Secretariat
Dr Jessica Lee
Secretariat
Ms Jesmine Soo
Treasurer
Ms Suzanne Ho
Head, Brand, Corporate Communication & External Relations
Ms Jolene Goh
Corporate Services – Legal
Chairperson
Dr Shawn Lum
President - Nature Society Singapore
Lecturer - Nanyang Technological University
Members
Dr Benjamin Lee
Director – Wildlife Management Research, Wildlife Management Division
National Parks Board
Dr Huang Danwei
Department of Biological Sciences - National University of Singapore
Dr Cheng Wen-Haur
Chief Life Sciences Officer - Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Dr Leong Tzi Ming
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
Dr Sonja Luz
Director (Conservation & Research) - Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Dr Norman Lim
Lecturer - National Institute of Education, Singapore
Dr Jessica Lee
Secretary – Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund

IPC information

Name of Organisation
Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund

Address
80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826

Contact Information
Dr Jessica Lee
Secretary, Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund
[email protected]

IPC Status Effective Date
1st October 2018 to 30th September 2021

Contact us

Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund

Address
80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826

Telephone
6269 3411

Email
[email protected]