You CAN make a difference for our reefs!

Visitors exploring the reefs of Pulau Semakau with the volunteer guides of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity ResearchOne person CAN make a difference!

Simply Explore, Express and ACT!

Immediately make a difference NOW! Leave a comment in our Celebration Guestbook


EXPLORE our shores
Come for any of the guided walks provided by volunteer guides at these shores. All these events are regularly updated on the wildsingapore happenings blog

Diving Singapore

Dive Pulau Hantu with the Hantu Bloggers
http://www.pulauhantu.org/

Shorewalks

Kusu Reefwalk with Blue Water Volunteers
http://www.bluewatervolunteers.org

Pulau Semakau intertidal walk
with the Semakau volunteer guides of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/workshop/semakau_workshop/semakau_workshop.html

Chek Jawa shore walk with the Chek Jawa guides with Ubin NParks
http://www.nparks.gov.sg/CsubPage.aspx?prv=Y&pg=118

Sentosa family tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.com/

Cyrene Reef join the "I want to go to Cyrene!" facebook group and learn about this special reef and how you can visit and make a difference for it. More details on wildsingapore

Mangroves

Sungei Buloh Mangrove tour, Marine Fish Tour and PrawnWatch
with the SBWR volunteer guides
http://www.sbwr.org.sg/

Pasir Ris Mangrove tour with NParks Pasir Ris
http://www.nparks.gov.sg/CsubPage.aspx?prv=Y&pg=195

Chek Jawa Boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.com/

Info for visitors
More about Singapore's shores from online resources on wildsingapore

Learn more about marine issues



EXPRESS about our shores

Share what you saw on your trip with your friends and family. Bring them along to your next trip. Post your photos and stories on your blog.

Tell us about your blog or website so we can list it on this blog.

Immediately make a difference NOW! Leave a comment in our Celebration Guestbook

Leave a comment! Many ordinary people share their explorations and efforts for our shores. Here's the latest blog entries about our shores. Inspired by what they said? Excited by what they shared? Encourage them by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Enjoyed a visit to a shore? Write to the press! Write to the group managing the site or the trip. Tell your friends and family.

Give praise: Often Singaporeans will not be moved to write except to complain. If they enjoyed a visit or like a place just as it is, they do not make any noise. The result is that decisions on our wild places are often more affected by complaints than praise. So if you like something, say something!

Give feedback: The decision makers seek feedback. Give your sincere and well-thought out feedback and it will be valued and acted upon.

A good place to start is Reach (formerly the Government Feedback Channel) or email them at reach@reach.gov.sg They can also direct you to the correct people to give your feedback to. Snail mail: SLF Building, #16-01 510 Thomson Road, Singapore 298135


ACT for our shores

Don't buy reef products: Trinkets or products made from reefs. Food and medicinal products made from threatened reef animals: sea turtles, corals, seahorses, abalones, sea cucumbers, sharks' fins and more.

Know where your seafood comes from: Learn about overfishing and unsustainable seafood such as prawns, eat less of overharvested marine life, don't throw any food away.

Dispose of rubbish properly: Marine litter is a serious problem impacting our oceans and entering our food chain. Jellyfish are among the favourite food of sea turtles. Sea turtles that mistakenly eat floating plastic bags and balloons may eventually die.

Don't discard fishing nets and fishing lines in the sea. Sea turtles, dugongs and dolphins breathe air. If they are trapped in abandoned nets and fishing lines, they may drown. And we DO still have these magnificent animals in our reefs.

Be a responsible boater: Be careful when travelling near reefs and seagrass areas.

Be a responsible diver: Do not break corals or harass reef creatures.

Be a responsible tourist: Visiting a beach famous for its reefs? Support reef-friendly businesses there.

VOLUNTEER for the reefs

If you have a passion for nature, the energy and time, you can make a big difference as a volunteer. Many nature groups rely on volunteers to run their programmes. Most have activities to suit any contribution of skill, time and energy. Every contribution, large and small, short-term and long-term, can make a difference.

As a volunteer, you get to put your passion for nature into practice. You will participate in training sessions where you will learn more about our wild, natural places. Training often involves special field trips and talks by experts.

Volunteering also gives you opportunities to interact with professionals in natural sciences and nature reserve management, as well as experienced naturalists. You also get to hang out with others who share your passion. It's fun and meaningful!

Here's some current opportunities to volunteer as a nature guide, help in scientific monitoring and data collection.

TeamSeagrass
http://teamseagrass.blogspot.com/

Blue Water Volunteers
http://www.bluewatervolunteers.org

Semakau volunteer guides
of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/workshop/semakau_workshop/semakau_workshop.html

Toddycats
of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
http://toddycats.wordpress.com/

International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS)
http://coastalcleanup.nus.edu.sg/

Chek Jawa guides with Ubin NParks
http://www.nparks.gov.sg/CsubPage.aspx?prv=Y&pg=118

More links

Here's more links to resources

Visitors exploring Sentosa's shores with the Naked Hermit Crabs

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