10 No 1
International Shorebirds Experts meet
Bird RInging in the Reserve 2002
Birds in the Wetland Reserves
An Uncensored Census at Sungei Buloh
Kranji Nature Trail
A green corridor
Protected Area Wetland Management Course 6-15 Nov
10th Anniversary Celebration
Nature and me
Meet in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Following the dedication ceremony to mark Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s (SBWR) entry into the East Asian Australasian Shorebird Site Network on 7 December 2002, the Network, in conjunction with NParks, held the 6th Shorebird Working Group meeting at SBWR. The meeting, which saw 19 government and non-governmental participants from 11 countries, was held from 18 to 20 Feb 2003.
During the meeting, participants reviewed the 5-year Shorebird Action Plan 2001- 2005 and drafted a 3-year workplan for 2003 to 2005 for implementation.
“Central to several South East Asian countries, Singapore is the ideal location to hold this meeting where the focus now includes encouraging Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia to participate in the East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Flyway. SBWR joined the flyway in December last year and is uniquely placed to help link countries in the region in this international framework”, said Mr Warren Lee, Senior Programme Officer, Wetlands International (Oceania).
SBWR will also receive training in colour flagging techniques that will allow our staff and volunteers to colour flag birds at the wetland reserve or other sites in Singapore with distinctive colour tabs for scientific monitoring throughout the East Asian Australasian region.
Although important initiatives were worked out during the three-day programme, activities were not only confined to meeting rooms indoors. Participants also took part in activities such as bird ringing and tour of Sungei Buloh. Some of them took time to share their knowledge with the public through the public talks specially organised by the wetland reserve.
Over 100 people were attracted to hear these shorebird experts and to learn more about shorebirds, their study and conservation.
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