Public Symposium on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Conservation

Date: 27 May 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Venue: Function Hall, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
No prior registration needed, walk-ins are welcome!

BirdLife International will hold its 14th Asia Partnership Meeting in Singapore from 27 May to 1 June, hosted by its local partner, Nature Society (Singapore).  As part of its week-long programme, there will be a public  symposium to introduce the concept of ecosystems services and BirdLife’s work on this as well as to present examples of ecosystem services research and work in the Asian region. This symposium is organised in collaboration with NParks as part of its Biodiversity Festival on 26 and 27 May 2012.

The panel of speakers will comprise experts from BirdLife’s head office in Cambridge UK, the University of Cambridge, Bird Conservation Nepal, NParks and Nature Society (Singapore). The speakers, which will include Dr. Kelvin Peh, (AXA Research Fellow, University of Cambridge), Dr. Hum Gurung (Bird Conservation Nepal), Alison Stattersfield (Birdlife International, Cambridge, UK) and Benjamin Lee (NParks), will give presentations on the methodology and application of the BirdLife ecosystem services work; the ecosystem services work at Important Bird Areas in Nepal; the Singapore perspective of ecosystem services and role of urban ecosystems; and natural capital and the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity.

About Nature Society (Singapore)

The Nature Society (Singapore) or NSS is a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region. NSS is the Singapore country partner of Birdlife International.

About Birdlife international

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

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