Participating Organisations

The Naked Hermit Crabs are a motley bunch of volunteers who share the shores with the public - and have a great time doing it too!In the spirit of the reefs, IYOR 2008 Singapore has brought together all groups, organizations and individuals concerned with our shores and coral reefs. In fact, if you have a project or know somebody who is working on a reef-related project, do get in touch with us.

IYOR 2008 Singapore
Participating Organisations

(In Alphabetical Order)

Blue Water Volunteers
A volunteer-based, marine conservation NGO that seeks to complement research activities and increase awareness of local marine habitats, such as coral reefs. We strive to achieve our aims for conservation, awareness and education through four main programmes: ReefFriends, ReefWalk, ReefTalk and ReefExhibits.

Changi Sailing Club

Cicada Tree Eco-place
Cicada Tree Eco-Place is a new non-profit non-government organisation which promotes nature, culture and eco-living through environmental education. Founded in 2007 by educators and environmentalists, Cicada Tree Eco-place will begin programs for kids (5 to 10 years old) and schools from August 2008 onwards. Called mad lessons for wildlife, these lessons will focus on animals, plants and ecology and how each of us can make a difference by lessening our carbon footprint through simple daily eco-actions.

ECO Singapore
ECO Singapore is a non-profit, non-government organization. ECO aims to establish a voluntary environmental movement, thereby creating opportunities for active involvement by Singaporean youths, instilling a sense of commitment and awareness of environmental issues and global hazards. By providing youths a holistic approach towards environmental issues, ECO Singapore’s mission is to encourage youths to take initiative and choose to live environmentally sustainable lifestyles.

Flying Manta Project

Green Drinks
Green Drinks is platform for environmentalists to discuss sustainable living and its related issues in an informal networking session over drinks. Already active in more than 230 cities, Singapore is the latest city to join the movement!

The Hantu Blog
The Hantu Blog is a non-profit, environmental awareness initiative for Pulau Hantu, an island recognised by most divers as Singapore’s most popular Southern Island, known for its sheltered and biologically diverse reefs. It is now described as a new-age NGO that utilises modern, free-media, to enhance the awareness of Singapore’s coastal and marine habitat.

International Coastal Cleanup Singapore
The International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore (ICCS) is coordinated by volunteers of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research of the National University of Singapore. The programme is strongly supported by Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Waterways Watch Society and numerous local and international schools, institutions and organisations that have battled the curse of marine litter for almost two decades. The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is an annual event conducted in 70-100 countries, coordinated by the US-based agency, The Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit organisation. It aims to remove and collect data on the debris from the shorelines, waterways and beaches of the world's lakes, rivers and oceans. This information serves to educate the public on marine debris issues and to encourage positive change by submissions to governmental and international organisations that will reduce debris in waterways and enhance aquatic environments.

Ithaca (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Ithaca specializes in experiential learning methodologies for schools, community & grassroots leaders, government agencies, not for profit organizations & corporate organizations, in the field of diversity education (inter-ethnic, inter-faith education), service learning (internationally and within Singapore), leadership development, environmental education, team development, adventure education.

IUT Global Pte Ltd
IUT Global Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based niche environmental waste management company providing a comprehensive and scalable suite of waste treatment technologies & management solutions for the Asia-Pacific region. Founded by a management team with comprehensive experience in the environmental industry and extensive regional public & private sector networks to assure successful project implementation and operational support.

Keppel Group
As the Keppel Group continues to grow its businesses, it remains committed to the preservation and enhancement of the environment.

Keppel Group, together with its partners, National Parks Board, National University of Singapore and National Environment Agency, launched the first coral nursery in Singapore at a site off Pulau Semakau on 30 July 2007.

Keppel is the first private organisation to recognise the importance of a coral nursery in Singapore by contributing $250,000 over two years to support the marine conservation project. Beyond funding Keppel is also committing its expertise, resources and volunteers to support this project.

Committed to protecting the environment and improving environmental conditions, Marina at Keppel Bay, which is located on Keppel Island, is the first and only Marina in Asia to be awarded a “Clean Marina” certification by the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA).

In our subsidiaries overseas, Keppel works with local and government agencies to spread the green message. In Brazil, Keppel worked with environmental consultants to minimise the impact of the dredging of Jacuecanga Bay. In Philippines, Keppel worked with the Philippine Coast Guards to clean up approximately 5km of the shoreline near the shipyard as well as sending divers to take part in an underwater clean-up of Lapu-Lapu beaches.

Keppel views the protection of the environment integral to our pursuit of sustainable growth.

Naked Hermit Crabs
The Naked Hermit Crabs are a motley bunch of volunteer guides who have come together to share our other shores through public walks. Especially those shores which are in danger.

National Parks Board
As Singapore's scientific authority on nature conservation, NParks monitors and coordinates measures to ensure the health of designated nature areas.

Nature's Niche
Seeing, Knowing, Loving. Nature's Niche specialises in nature books and nature-related merchandise.

Nature Society (Singapore)
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.

NIE Green Club
A group of nature enthusiasts from the National Institute of Education whom have gathered to discover more about nature together.

Planetary Coral Reef Foundation
PCRF's vision is to stop the destruction of the world's coral reefs by 2020 and restore their beauty, health and abundance within this century.

Raffles Marina

Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
and the Toddycats! Volunteers of the RMBR
Toddycats! is meant to expose, develop, enthuse and apply individuals to programmes in conservation, education and research. The programme was originally meant to provide capacity building amongst undergraduates in NUS, and to provide them with an immediate means to contribute meaningfully towards the greater good of Singapore. The programme is now open to anyone who can fit our schedule, in the recognition that all you really need is enthusiasm and commitment!

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club
RSYC is Singapore’s oldest club and leading Private Members’ yacht club. With comprehensive facilities including rooms, fine dining & swimming pool, it caters to a full range of sailing, powerboating and other sea sports. RSYC has been a pioneer of marine conservation since the ‘80s and continues to support initiatives to protect our reefs.

Roots and Shoots (Singapore)
The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. And it all starts with you! With tens of thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, the Roots & Shoots network branches out across the globe, connecting youth of all ages who share a common desire to help make our world a better place.

Simply Green
Simplygreen will encourage the participation of activities that will heighten the consciousness of all humans towards thinking and living green. And the appreciation of nature can be an exhilarating experience.

Singapore Environment Council
The mission of the Singapore Environmental Council is to educate, inspire and assist individuals, business organisations and environmental groups to care for and protect the environment.

Singapore Underwater Federation
The vision of the SUF are a sub-aquatic sporting lifestyle for Singapore. A professional Singaporean dive industry with world-class standards. An environmentally aware Singapore which treasures our natural heritage.

Sport Fishing Association of Singapore
The SFAS practice catch and release and among the rules are that anglers must demonstrate proper conduct and practice good fishing ethics and etiquette, and anglers are to use artificial lures or flies for sport fishing and not to use any organic baits (dead or alive) in all fishing activities.

Star Trackers
Sharing knowledge and creating public awareness regarding the knobbly seastar populations in Singapore.

Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
Launched on 12th July 2006, SEAS represents the interests and provides a common platform for companies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon trading, clean development mechanism projects and the financial institutions to meet, discuss, collaborate and undertake viable projects together. The Association also extends its focus to include capacity building, technology strengthening and market intelligence sourcing to assist its members in achieving sustainable growth.

Currently, the council of SEAS is made up of ten members, chaired by Mr Edwin Khew, CEO & MD IUT Global, a biomass to Energy Company. The patron of SEAS is Dr Amy Khor, Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources and Chairman of the National Climate Change Committee (N3C). In addition, acting as advisors to the council are government agencies that include MEWR, NEA, IE Singapore, EDB, SPRING and MTI.

SEAS aims to facilitate the business of its member companies, and thus developing Singapore as the regional centre for the promotion of energy efficiency technologies and services, showcasing of renewable energy technologies, carbon asset management and trading as well as clean energy finance.

As part of International Seagrass-Watch, we are a team of volunteers from all walks of life who regularly monitor the seagrasses on Singapore's shores, gathering data that will help us better understand and manage our seagrass meadows.

Underwater World Singapore
Underwater World Singapore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Haw Par Corporation. Our mission goes beyond making our guests aware of the fascinating marine life in the oceans. Over the years, UWS has sought to raise public awareness on marine conservation issues via our exhibits, interpretive panels, enriching educational programs, as well as various breeding, rehabilitation, research and conservation projects. We deem it an important responsibility of ours, as an oceanarium, to inspire our visitors to do their part to conserve the fragile marine environment. Our newly launched conservation slogan: Blue Mission - Inspire, Educate, Conserve, represents aptly our vision and the work that we strive to do.

Volunteers desperately documenting Singapore's fragile shores before they disappear. Shoot first, ask questions later! No budget, no time and often no clue.

A one-stop location for Singaporeans who want to learn about our wild places; and do more for them. One person CAN make a difference! Simply explore, express and ACT!

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s goal is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. More information is available on In Asia Pacific, WWF envisions a regional conservation economy where economic growth supports the preservation of natural resources. By forging partnerships in Singapore, and working together with the local government, Singapore-based companies, other NGOs and the local community, WWF in Singapore aims to deliver positive and lasting change in the Asia Pacific region.

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