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Scaling up Pangolin conservation workshop

Scaling up Pangolin conservation workshop

From 24 to 27 June 2017, more than 50 conservationists, researchers and wildlife authorities from 16 countries convened in Singapore to develop an overarching conservation strategy for the Sunda pangolin, the world’s most trafficked mammal.

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Carnivore keepers visit to MYCAT project

Carnivore keepers visit to MYCAT project

Three Wildlife Reserves Singapore keepers joined the Citizen Action for Tigers (CAT) walk – a guided anti-poaching surveillance trek through the Sungai Yu corridor linking the two largest tiger habitats in Peninsular Malaysia. Their experience has strengthened their resolve to protect this endangered tiger.

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Annual events and activities

Festival of Biodiversity 2017

Festival of Biodiversity 2017

To raise greater awareness and appreciation for the biodiversity found in Singapore, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) set up a conservation booth at Nex mall on 27 and 28 May 2017. The booth engaged the public with activities and promotions encouraging sustainable practices.

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Istana Open House

Istana Open House

Across five public holidays from 2016 to 2017, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) set up a wildlife conservation booth at the Istana. Visitors learned about the importance of coexistence with local wildlife, as well as the need for responsible pet ownership, consumer awareness and wildlife-friendly sustainable practices at home.

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Past events and activities

An ecological and genomic conservation assessment of white-rumped shama in Singapore

An ecological and genomic conservation assessment of white-rumped shama in Singapore

White-rumped shama populations of mixed descent have been found Singapore, but their ecology and genetic health need to be studied further to facilitate appropriate conservation actions. Wildlife Reserves Singapore is funding a study projected to have far-reaching implications on wildlife management and policy, as well as conservation solutions.

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Spatial ecology of the reticulated python

Spatial ecology of the reticulated python

While Singapore is predominantly urban, the reticulated python – the world’s longest snake – is frequently encountered in the island. A study tracking their movements will help clarify their role in the control of urban pests, particularly rats, and in the prevention of the spread of diseases.

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Monitoring The Behavioural And Physiological Effects Of A Naturalistic Diet Change In Great Apes

Monitoring The Behavioural And Physiological Effects Of A Naturalistic Diet Change In Great Apes

Human-cultivated fruits that chimpanzees and orangutans eat in captivity are higher in sugar and water content compared to fruits they eat in the wild. Hence, a study is being conducted to assess the changes in these great apes as they transition to a more naturalistic diet.

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Nutritional management for the prevention of health issues in captive bears

Nutritional management for the prevention of health issues in captive bears

In the last 30 years, the Sun bear population is estimated to have declined by more than 30 per cent, mainly due to extensive habitat loss and illegal commercial hunting and trade. While an increasing number of sun bears have been rescued, they face oral health and body weight issues.

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Saving the Singapore freshwater crab from extinction

Saving the Singapore freshwater crab from extinction

Little is known about the critically endangered Singapore freshwater crab, which can be found in only three small streams in Singapore. It is hoped that research will shed significant information on the biology and subsequent conservation of one of the world’s 100 most threatened species.

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15th International Elephant and Rhino Conservation and Research Symposium

15th International Elephant and Rhino Conservation and Research Symposium

From 14 to 18 November 2016, over 170 participants from around the world shared findings and discussed conservation strategies for various elephant and rhino species. The four-day symposium helped establish numerous avenues for collaboration between partners.

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Song Bird Crisis Summit

Song Bird Crisis Summit

Approximately 60 experts from all over the world came for the second Asian Songbird Trade Crisis Summit at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore. Organised by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) and wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, the summit discussed the implementation of the conservation strategy for the endangered songbirds.

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Singapore Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil – Leaders’ Summit

Singapore Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil – Leaders’ Summit

On 29 November 2016, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) hosted the Sustainable Palm Oil Leaders’ Summit, a gathering of members of the Singapore Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil (SASPO). Attended by over 100 participants from 40 organisations, the event facilitated dialogue between various players of the palm oil industry.

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