Category: Interviews

Nature, heritage groups back green corridor plan – ST, 1 September 2019

Nature Society president says planned elevated linear park could rival New York’s High Line

Tiffany Fumiko Tay

The idea for the Bukit Timah Canal to serve as a green corridor has been around for some years, and work to spruce up the adjacent Rail Corridor may finally turn it into reality, said Dr Shawn Lum, president of the Nature Society (Singapore), yesterday.

Dr Lum, who backed the idea in a 2016 interview with The Straits Times, noted that the canal intersects with a number of large green patches, “so linking them up and adding appropriate landscaping would be really interesting”.

Young and caring for the wild – ST, 11 August 2019

Ms Teresa Teo Guttensohn, president and co-founder of Cicada Tree Eco-Place, which focuses on environmental education, has seen primary school-aged children who “scream when they see a butterfly”.

Getting children to learn about flora and fauna should be “through direct interaction”, she says. “It promotes conservation of our local biodiversity, which has something to do with how we live.”

The Straits TIMES, 11 August 2019

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