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

What can the ordinary citizen do?
Anyone can learn about the importance of conservation and never poach plants and animals from protected areas.
in Singapore

Coastal Cleanup
Oil spills
Moribund trees
Endangered Epiphytes
Conservation can only work with education.

So remember, a field guide is best used when it gets stained with a little bit of mud or seawater!

By joining appreciation groups such as the Nature Society (Singapore), you can enjoy excursions conducted by experts who enjoy bringing you really close to nature!

More information than ever before is available to the layman about tropical ecosystems in this Singapore Science Centre series of guidebooks and other books. Coupled with this is the increase in exposure of school children to the mangrove ecosystem in Singapore—education programmes have been initiated by the Sungei Buloh Nature Park, the Habitat Group and several schools.
a group of people submerged at high tide in a mangrove
Nature Society (Singapore) participants
on a high tide walk

a group of people stuck in the mud
Stuck in the mud with the Habitat Group!

children learning through a game
Staff of Sungei Buloh Nature Park
teaching children the principles of
a food web through simple games
Parents too can make the exciting process of discovering Singapore's natural history heritage together with their children independently or through the organisations we have mentioned.

Inculcating an appreciation of nature in the young will ensure that this natural heritage survives. In the midst of our fast- paced urban lifestyle, this may allow Singaporeans to discover a simple way to relax as well!

Isn't that a worthwhile legacy to pass on to young Singaporeans?
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