N. Sivasothi aka Otterman gave a great introduction to Singapore's wildlife, wild places and the many issues facing them on TEDxNUS held on Saturday.
In a few too-brief minutes, Siva shared about our forests, mangroves and marine life. From dolphins and dugongs to mousedeer and pangolins. Also about the work being done to make a difference, from coastal clean up to students doing fantastic ground breaking nature studies right here in Singapore. And hear Siva make the Jungle fowl call!
Check out the video clip!
Siva's portion starts at 01:03:45 and ends at 01:22:30.
See also his Otterman speaks blog. More about Siva.
There are also lots of other great speakers covering fascinating topics. Including YC who spoke about SEX, in flies of course. See YC's talk in the same clip at 2:03:00 (Thanks to Siva for this detail).
What is TEDx?
from the TEDxNUS website
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxNUS, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxNUS event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.