It's mangrove mania this weekend to celebrate World Wetlands Day at Sungei Buloh! The highlight of the celebrations is pisang goreng or banana fritters!
Rogayah shares with us the secret mangrove ingredient in the batter for super crunchy pisang goreng!
mudskippers and other mangrove animals!
Nerite snails were busy crawling everywhere. Through the glass, we can see the huge foot of the snail, and the red mouth!
halfbeak which feeds on the surface. It has a very short upper 'lip' and a much longer lower jaw.
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Bakau pasir (Rhizophora stylosa) growing at the Sentosa Serapong golf course. As Dr Yong highlighted, these mangroves are possibly why there is such a rich reef growing outside the artificial seawalls nearby!
Barat-barat (Cassine viburnifolia) is fruiting! So far, I've not seen this tree anywhere else except Sungei Buloh.
efforts by the Reserve to deal with erosion.
Mangrove Action Project Indonesia about mangrove restoration, hosted by Dan Friess of the Department of Geography, NUS. In their approach, the Mangrove Action Project use zero human planted mangroves to restore degraded mangroves. Instead, they restore water flows and ground elevation to allow mangroves to naturally regenerate. The effort involves the local community so it is rather holistic. The issues remain complex but it's heartening to hear of their successes.
You CAN make a difference for our mangroves!
Explore them through the many weekly mangroves events.
Express and share about them! Share your sighting reports and your photos and stories on the web.
ACT for them by volunteering for the many ongoing marine efforts.