SUNGEI BULOH WETLAND RESERVE
The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) has long been recognised as an important site in the world where 2000 migratory birds would journey to yearly to escape from the cold in the north and to search for better feeding opportunities in the south, with some having come from as far as Siberia. Apart from its seasonal visitors, the SBWR is also home to resident birds such as herons and kingfishers and a diverse range of wildlife that can be found all-year round such as mudskippers, tree-climbing crabs, spiders, monitor lizards, otters, wild boars and crocodiles.
The SBWR works regularly with EEE students in such conservation activities as:
- replanting and enhancing the reserve’s natural flora with native species, particularly, the mangroves, that used to be found in Singapore, and the epiphytes – plants that grow on a host plant – that once thrived in the area;
- removal of litter washed up on the coast;
- mangrove rescue and
- removal of exotic snails from the ponds.
The salvaging of the mangrove plants definitely helps in drawing the birds to the SBWR as, otherwise, they will not land in the wetlands which have hardly any trees sticking up in the mud swamps.
Photos of EEE students doing their parts to care for the environment:
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