Get in on the (environmental) action
Get yourself involved in the wild with these interesting nature initiatives around Singapore.
Sometimes, helping the environment can be as simple as picking up trash. Every year, more than 4,000 volunteers of ICC Singapore head out to the beaches and mangroves around Singapore to combat marine litter. How did the remnant of a sofa (pictured) find its way to shore?!
NEXT: Horseshoe Crab Rescue & Research →
Fun fact: The Horseshoe Crab is as old as the dinosaurs! Unfortunately, they’re sometimes trapped in fishing nets at the Mandai mudflats.
The monthly Horseshoe Crab Rescue & Research initiative by the Nature Society of Singapore helps these creatures. Volunteers will also learn to measure their length, identify their gender and breeding status, record measurements and release them back into the mangroves. Find out more here.
NEXT: Mangrove Action Squad (MAS) →
Mangroves are found in certain parts of Singapore and the MAS are on a mission to spread the awareness about mangroves as well as nature among general public. Besides recruiting volunteers for research and outreach project opportunities, MAS is also on the look out for Mangrove bloggers to would like to share your thoughts and knowledge about mangroves in Singapore or anywhere around the world.
Find out how you can be a mangrover here.
NEXT: TeamSeagrass →
What do you know about grasses of the sea? They’re an important part of the marine ecosystem, allowing a wide array of marine life to flourish.
Volunteers from TeamSeagrass regularly monitor the seagrasses on Singapore’s shores, such as Chek Jawa and Pulau Semakau. Note: You need to be 19 or older to go on these seagrass monitoring trips, which involve a lot of boat travel and walking over challenging terrain. Find out more here.
NEXT: Blue Water Volunteers (BWV) →
Are you a certified diver? Able to dive in open waters? BWV needs volunteers with these attributes who can conduct surveys in our local waters. This marine conservation non-governmental organisation (NGO) focuses on research activities and increasing awareness of local marine habitats, such as coral reefs.
NEXT: International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), Singapore →
By Muneerah Bee, last updated February 2017
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