30 July 2010

Singapore's mangroves in BeMUSE

Singapore's mangroves are featured in the latest issue of BeMUSE Jul-Sep 10!
The article "Rainforests by the Sea: Celebrating Singapore's Mangrove Forests" by Dr Jean Yong, Joanne Khew and Ng Yan Fei, thoroughly dispels the cursory impression that Singapore's mangroves are boring with homogenous trees and pesky mosquitoes.

The authors highlight the mangrove's important ecosystems services, interesting mangrove plants and animals. Here's more about, and to download, Dr Jean Yong's fabulous 'blue' mangrove ID guides.
We also learn more about threats to our mangroves as well as mangrove conservation sucesses, such as those at Chek Jawa to the Sungei Api-Api mangroves and the Semakau Landfill mangrove replanting.
Thanks to Marcus Ng for including some of my mangrove photos for this article!

Marcus also has an article about the National Heritage Board's community trails in this issue.

And there's several other Singapore biodiversity articles too. Here's a summary of these articles on the Celebrating Singapore's Biodiversity blog.

BeMUSE is a quarterly magazine which features heritage as a lifestyle. Thanks to alerts on this issue from Marcus Ng and Shufen and Gwynne on the Biodiversity Crew @ NUS blog.

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