Blog Action Day – The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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The Bird Ecology Study Group associates water with wetlands. In Singapore, when you mention wetland, you automatically think of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. This is where nature lovers, especially birdwatchers, visit to view not only migratory birds but also the mangrove flora and fauna. This is the only wetland reserve we have, saved from development in 1989 through “The Power of Persuasion” (Francesch-Huidobro, 2008) by the Nature Society (Singapore) (Wee & Hale, 2008). The main image in the montage below shows the mangrove boardwalk at the reserve. The smaller images above and below the main image are birds that were photographed at the reserve, accounts of which have been posted in this website.

YC Wee
October 2010

Francesch-Huidobro, M., 2008. Governance, Politics and the Environment: A Singapore Study. ISEA, Singapore.
2. Wee, Y.C. & R. Hale, 2008. The Nature Society (Singapore) and the struggle to conserve Singapore’s nature areas. Nature in Singapore 1: 41-49.

Photo by Dr Chua Ee Kiam.

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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.

  1. William

    The number of birds visiting Sungei Buloh has been reducing since early 2000. I did not see any migration birds there when I visited the wetland reserve on this Tuesday morning.

    It may be caused by the

    1. The dogs in the wetland park:

    2.The crow mobbing the eagle :

    I hope the beautiful bird are remain there:



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