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guide to the mangroves of singapore
Mangrove conservation in Singapore
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
  Propagation and replanting

In Singapore, the primary agency for conservation is the National Parks Board (NParks), established on 6 June 1990 and recently merged with the Parks and Recreation Department on 1 July 1996. One of its functions is "to propagate, protect and preserve the plants and animals of Singapore" according to the National Parks Act, 1996.
in Singapore

Coastal Cleanup
Oil spills
Moribund trees
Endangered Epiphytes
At the National University of Singapore, staff and students of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research of the Department of Biological Sciences also help in the conservation of the rarer native plant species by germinating seeds, growing the seedlings to suitable size and distributing them to various government institutions for planting in the wild or parks.

During the construction of the first offshore landfill at Pulau Semakau-Pulau Sakeng, a significant amount of mangroves was destroyed. It was encouraging to note that the Ministry of the Environment has ensured that a similar area of mangrove will be replanted when construction is completed, and a seedling nursery was started for this purpose.
view of seedlings growing in a nursery
Seedling nursery
south of Pulau Semakau

worker sorting mangrove propagules
A worker with a bag of
Rhizophora seedlings
What is mangrove?

The Ecosystem


Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

Mangroves to visit
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre