07 May 2010

8 May (Sat): Talks at Sungei Buloh for World Migratory Bird Day

In line with International Year of Biodiversity the theme for World Migratory Bird Day in 2010 is "Save migratory birds in crisis – every species counts!" and focuses on Globally Threatened Migratory Birds.
What is World Migratory Bird Day? What are migratory birds? And why are migratory birds important?

More in this post on the Celebrating Singapore's Biodiversity blog.

And come for these special talks on 8 May (Sat) as Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve celebrates World Migratory Bird Day.

"Mangroves - A Web of Love and Hate Relationships" at 1.30-2.30pm
In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, this talk is presented by the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Mangroves have long been associated with being wet, strange smelling and biting creatures. It is time that we find out the facts about this special habitat and uncover the truth. In this talk, we shall explore some interesting strategies employed by the various groups of organisms to deal with the harsh conditions that thrive in this ecosystem and the true value offered by Mangroves to human kind.

This talk is presented by Mr Law Hock Ling, a passionate marine biologist and nature lover. Many students have learnt to appreciate nature through his authentic experience. Having given interesting talks on local marine biodiversity, Mr Law Hock Ling has also conducted teachers’ workshops related to field techniques. He has also mentored many award-winning research education projects. Mr. Law’s research interest is on coral reef biology and marine conservation, and is currently involved in nature guiding. He would be furthering his studies in marine science at Otago University, New Zealand.

"Migratory Birds of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve" at 3-4pm
Every year, migratory birds brave mountains, oceans, deserts and storms on their journeys to survive. Their epic flights connect us all - crossing our borders, cultures and lives. An estimated 1,855 (19%) of all known birds species make regular cyclical movements beyond their breeding grounds with predictable timing and destinations.This year, WMBD(World Migratory Bird Day), is focusing on the need to protect every species of migratory birds. In this talk, we will gain some insight into the life of these extraordinary birds and their journey each year in general. We will also highlight some of the species of birds that come to Sungei Buloh.

The speaker is Mr Mendis Tan, Senior Outreach Officer, SBWR.

The talks are free but seats are limited and pre-registation is required. Please call 67941405

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - Threatrette
Entry charges: While the talk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website and contact: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/

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