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Nature Walk at Bukit Timah Station for ‘Connecting Communities Through Rail Corridor’ event, Sat 31 Aug 2019

On Saturday, 31 st August 2019, Cicada Tree Eco-Place supported the ‘Connecting Communities Through Rail Corridor’ event as part of the Friends of Rail Corridor group.

The event announced plans for a connected Rail Corridor stretching from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands and enhancements works to the former Bukit Timah Railway Station.

Volunteers from Cicada Tree Eco-Place led a nature walk for the community. The rustic nature surrounding the old Bukit Timah Railway Station contains many familiar kampong plants such as banana, brinjal, and rambutan, amidst the tall mature trees.

This provides a habitat for wildlife, especially birds. Some of the birds spotted at the walk include the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Pied Fantail, and Blue-Crowned Hanging Parrot.

The melodious calls of the critically endangered Straw-headed Bulbul can be heard as well. We are glad that participants of the walk appreciated the flora and fauna that often go unnoticed.

Indeed, the Rail Corridor boasts rich heritage and biodiversity that enthrals all visitors and we will definitely be back again!

St John’s Island International Coastal Cleanup by Cicada Tree Eco-Place, Sat 21 Sep 2019

Cicada Tree Eco-Place will join ICCS 2019 by cleaning up St John’s Island beach to help make a difference for our native wildlife such as marine turtles during this nesting season on the shores of Singapore.

Date : Sat 21 Sep 2019
Time: AM
Venue: St John’s Island – Beach SJ1

Note: Due to limited boat capacity, we are fully booked for this activity. If you wish to be on waitlist, send us your name and contact details. Volunteers must be fit to cleanup for 60-90mins and be comfortable to travel by boat. For enquiries, please email our coordinator Teresa Teo Guttensohn at: contactctep@gmail.com

What is ICC?

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is an annual event conducted in 70-100 countries, coordinated by the US-based agency, The Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit organisation.

Marine Debris Data and Education

The programme aims to remove and collect data on the debris from the shorelines, waterways and beaches of the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans. This information serves to educate the public on marine debris issues and to encourage positive change by submissions to governmental and international organisations that will reduce debris in waterways and enhance aquatic environments.

Who Coordinates ICC in Singapore?

The International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore (ICCS) is coordinated by Toddycats! – volunteers of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (formerly the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research) of the National University of Singapore, and is led by N. Sivasothi aka Otterman.

Curse of Marine Litter

The programme which began in 1992 is strongly supported by numerous local and international schools, private and government organisations who have battled the curse of marine litter for more than two decades.

Learn about ICCS: http://coastalcleanup.nus.edu.sg/aboutcleanup.html

Save the Malayan Tiger CAT Walks, Aug-Sep 2019

Join the Citizen Action for Tigers (CAT) Walks at Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor and Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia, to help save Malayan Tigers from the edge of extinction — Friday 16-18 August and 18-22 September 2019.

When you participate in a catwalk, you are directly helping in the survival of the Malayan Tiger, its rainforest home, and the amazing diversity of plants and animals living there.

There are now less than 200 Malayan Tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni) left in the wild in Peninsular Malaysia.

This Malayan sub-species is on the extreme edge of extinction.

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National Day Love SG Nature Walk @ Singapore Quarry

Cicada Tree Eco-Place celebrated our nation’s 54th National Day by going outdoors with fellow Singaporeans and visitors to enjoy Singapore’s amazing nature along the Rail Corridor.

Kids enjoying the outdoors and nature

This follows in our tradition of appreciating our natural heritage on National Day! On 9 August last year, we took a walk at MacRitchie Rainforest to search for the native durian tree named after Singapore.

The free public guided nature walk started with a fun “leaf-yoga” warm-up session at Fuyong Park led by volunteer Bala and a welcome message on eco-living by volunteer Teresa.

Led by volunteer guides Andrew and Li Fang, participants and their families enjoyed a slow discovery walk along the forest’s edge at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and encountered some of the interesting wildlife living in the area.

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