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Beekeeper pushing for greater protection of Singapore’s bee population

For years, conservationist Xavier Tan has been trying – and failing – to convince people and pest control companies that beehives should be relocated instead of exterminated. So, last month, Mr Tan, 55, started a petition calling for…

New online database details rare bird species in Singapore

How many times has a rare bird been seen in Singapore and in which parts of the Republic? Answering such questions could help to establish population trends in rarely encountered birds and over time, it could indicate if…

More rare birds make landfall in Singapore – some for first time

Rare winged creatures have been making landfall in Singapore in recent months, exciting birdwatchers keen on getting a glimpse of these unexpected visitors. At least seven unusual bird species have been seen here since Oct. They include the…

Macaque too smart for anti-pilferage bin

During my regular evening walks at Admiralty Park in Woodlands, I often spot long-tailed macaques in large numbers with adults and babies. They are known to be an intelligent species and now I know why. On Wed, I…

Perilous peacock that mauled Singapore toddler now caged: AVS

Animal authorities seem to be taking the case of a problematic neighborhood peacock seriously after other victims came forward with their own traumatic experiences. AVS told Coconuts last night that the pet peacock that left a 3-year-old needing…

Sentosa uses mirrors and warning signs to prevent peacocks from attacking visitors, cars

Peafowl draw attention with their plumage but they can turn aggressive when their feathers are ruffled, so warning signs have been put up on Sentosa. The island, which is home to more than 60 peafowl, comprising male peacocks…

Birds sold in mostly illegal online trade in Singapore may be smuggled, poached: Report

A report by a NGO involved in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade has found that online sellers of live birds in 44 Singapore-based FB groups from Dec 2018 to Ap 2019 were mostly unlicensed and therefore…

Pet peacocks are allowed but must be kept securely, says NParks after girl was attacked

Peacocks can be kept as pets in Singapore, but there are rules that owners must abide by. Responding to queries by ST following a pet peacock attack on a three-year-old girl in Serangoon Garden, NParks said on Thurs…

Girl, 3, attacked by pet peacock in Serangoon Garden

A three-year-old girl was badly cut on her face after she was attacked by a pet peacock in Serangoon Garden on Sun. The girl was on her way home from a playground at Haus Park, in Serangoon Garden,…

Endangered sea turtle trapped in gill net rescued by paddlers

A Hawksbill sea turtle was rescued by a group of paddlers on Nov 25. Several stand-up paddle boarders from Constant Wind Sports and Sailing School spotted the endangered reptile off East Coast which was entangled in a discarded…

Is Yew Tee the new Yishun?

If you were to ask any local to name the most notorious part of Singapore, there’s a pretty decent chance Yishun would be mentioned more than once. This comes as no surprise, considering the dozens of bizarre events…

Planned road alignment for Mt Pleasant housing estate changed following environmental study

A planned road network that will serve a future housing estate in Mount Pleasant is being adjusted following an environmental impact study of the area. The two-year study was commissioned by HDB and began in Jan 2019, it…

Trying fishing for the first time at Bedok Jetty – and learning how to do it sustainably

While I have never tried recreational fishing before, it hadn’t occurred to me that the hobby could have an impact on sustainability. How could the actions of one angler on Bedok Jetty compare to the kind of overfishing…

Bid to ensure hawksbill turtles thrive, with genome sequencing

A number of critically endangered sea turtles have been spotted nesting on Singapore’s shores in recent years, leading researchers here to ponder: How can Singapore protect this species better? To find answers, NTU research team has embarked on…

Young anglers spreading message of sustainable fishing through social media and workshops

In a minute-long clip on TikTok, a presenter explains why it is okay to catch and keep hybrid groupers caught in Singapore waters. These groupers are an invasive species that eat the food of native species in the…

Curious crowd gathers around tree in Jurong West for glimpse of rare bird

On Thurs, TikToker flyingkukubird uploaded a video, showing a large crowd gathering around a tree along a road. In the 14-second-long clip, the TikToker sounds confused as he films the excited crowd and asks “What are they looking…

Grey-streaked flycatcher spotted for the second time in Singapore since 1991

A grey-streaked flycatcher that was last seen in Singapore 30 years ago was caught on camera on Nov 9. The lone bird, known for its slender wings, was spotted at Sembawang. This makes it the second confirmed sighting…

Paralysed otter pup dies after fight with other otters

A 17-week-old otter pup, paralysed in its hind legs, has died after suffering injuries from a fight with other otters. News of the pup’s death was posted on Wed on FB by Ottercity, a group that monitors otter…

Python devours cat at Clementi

A Clementi resident witnessed a python devouring a grey cat near Blk 343 Clementi Ave 5 on Sat. FB user Siau Li Chao shared photos of the python on her page to alert community cat feeders to help…

Man picks python up with bare hands in Woodlands, horrifying bystanders

A man was seen picking up a python with his bare hands on Fri night – a move that has been slammed by Acres. Stomp contributor Thajudeen shared a video of the incident that occurred outside Admiralty Park…

Animal detection system to be developed for Rifle Range Road in 2022

A roadway animal detection system will be developed for Rifle Range Road from the first half of next year, making it the second road in Singapore after Old Upper Thomson Road to have one. Making the announcement on…

Get nature groups, students involved in forest restoration

Growing up in Singapore, my experiences with wildlife were mostly restricted to visits to the Singapore Zoo. It was not until my army days that I saw wild boars and scorpions in the wild. Once, I even caught…

Minor Issues: Raising environmentally sensitive kids

My wife and I have always had a goal of raising our kids to be ecologically sensitive. We aspire for our two boys to respect the environment and ecological diversity that we live among daily. After all, Singapore…

Singapore joins 130 countries in signing pledge to end deforestation by 2030

Singapore has joined more than 130 nations in signing a declaration that aims to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030. MND said on Fri – the day the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow is…

Get wowed by wildlife at newly opened Kingfisher Wetlands at Gardens by the Bay

Nature lovers and photography enthusiasts have another spot to watch wildlife with the opening of the Kingfisher Wetlands, the Gardens by the Bay’s newest attraction, on Fri. Officially launched by MND Minister Desmond Lee, the wetlands occupy an…

Coastal forest at Labrador Nature Reserve, home to critically endangered species, to be restored

A 2.5ha coastal beach forest in Singapore’s Greater Southern Waterfront will be restored as part of a new Forest Restoration Action Plan for Labrador Nature Reserve. The plan will also see the development of a new Keppel Coastal…

Environmental impact assessment covering 122ha in Bukit Batok to start at end of year

An EIA covering 122ha of forested areas that make up the Bukit Batok Nature Corridor will begin at the end of the year. Its results will guide the development of two new nature parks that form part of…

NParks implemented fair and orderly system for birdwatchers to take photographs

The very rare fairy pitta was sighted in Singapore for only the second time at Hindhede Nature Park on Oct 30. This drove the birdwatching fraternity here into overdrive as bird enthusiasts descended the following day on the…

SBS bus captain helps python cross road safely

It’s not surprising that as Halloween on Oct 31 approaches, spooky encounters start occuring past the witching hour. One SBST bus captain, Avtar Sandhu, posted about his early morning encounter on Sat with a decidedly large python –…

85 hawksbill turtle hatchlings released from Siloso Beach in Sentosa

Eighty-five critically endangered hawksbill turtle hatchlings were released into the sea off Sentosa on Mon morning. These babies, hatched naturally on Sun, emerged from a nest on Siloso Beach. The hatchlings were collected, measured and had their health…

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