A rapt audience gathered today to learn more about mangroves from Dr John Yong, whose passion for mangroves is highly infectious!
Thanks to Sharon Chan of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, who invited Dr Yong to give us this talk. Sharon points out that mangroves are forests and what a great way to start off 2011 International Year of the Forests with a talk by Dr Yong! Forests can be marine too!
Dr Yong's talk covered much ground and although it was full of rather technical details, was quite easy even for ordinary people like me to understand and get excited about our mangroves!
Bakau Pasir (Rhizophora stylosa) is a prime example of a mangrove that does well in sand and is suited to changing shores where mud is less common.
Bruguiera hainesii at Kranji which is globally threatened and raises the conservation value of the area!
guidesheet on these mistletoes.
effort to save our last best mangroves at Pulau Tekong.
Before the talk, Arthur and Jit Chern hands out lots of the awesome guidesheet Dr Yong prepared for those of us who want to learn more about our mangroves. Here's more about his guidesheets, click on the images to get larger views of the guidesheet which you can then download.