As an ordinary person!

Apart from taking time to participate in our festivities over the two days, there is plenty other things that YOU, as an individual, can do to help promote and safeguard our biodiversity!

EXPLORE our wild places and see our biodiversity for yourself. Bring your friends and family. There are plenty of guided walks and other activities that highlight our wildlife and wild places.

EXPRESS share your thoughts, experiences and photos in a blog, facebook, flickr and other social networking sites. More about how to share your sightings!

ACT volunteer for our wild places. Here’s some current opportunities, with updates on the wildsingapore news blog.

Taken from: WildSingapore website

Even if you’re not too keen on going out and exploring our natural heritage and sharing it with your friends, there are other things that you can do to help! Scientists often need to collect data on the subject of their study, and they are not always out on the field 24/7. This is where YOU come in!

When you’re out walking around (even if it’s down Orchard Road), if you happen to see particular animals or plants, please do RECORD YOUR SIGHTING and let the respective scientists know! Recording your sightings are important as these can go far in contributing to public awareness and education, research projects and supplementing research in conservation and management projects.

From habitatnewswild mammal sightings for wild boars, otters, pangolins, colugos etc

From habitatnewsSingapore’s fauna and flora for red jungle fowl – how to distinct a red jungle fowl from a domestic chicken, Lyssa zampa, or certain flowering plants

From Tropical Marine Science Institute: Singapore Wild Marine Mammal Survey (SWiMMS) for dolphins, porpoises and dugongs

From National Parks Board: Fauna Sighting Form

Apart from live animal sightings, dead animal sightings are also welcome!

To report a road kill, call the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at 6516 5082 or email rmbr@nus.edu.sg. A photo or description of the animal, its general condition and detailed location would be most useful.

Ivan Kwan who authors the Monday Morgue blog also welcomes records of sightings of dead animals in Singapore. More about how to contribute here.

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