Al Gilbert & Shirley

on 17th March 2009

Albert Earl Gilbert and his wife Shirley were in town recently on their way back from China where he was supervising the colour separation of his many trogon images that will be illustrating the forthcoming book by Joseph M Forshaw, The Natural History of the Trogonidae. The book will be available in mid-2009.

Al is a renowned wildlife artist with a reputation of painting from personal knowledge of his subjects. He was in Singapore many years ago, traveling the region sketching trogons in their natural habitats. He is here to meet up with old friends like Prof Ng Soon Chye, Morten Strange and Ng Bee Choo.

Al is the artist responsible for the colour plates and line drawings in the book: Toucans, Barbets and Honeyguides by L. Short & J. Horne (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Image by Ng Bee Choo.

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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