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Birds at the polluted river in Nepal

on 5th September 2011

An earlier post on Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis) congregating at a rubbish dump on the outskirts of a town in Malaysia LINK reminded Lena Chow of her trip last April to Nepal where she “saw dozens of Cattle Egrets, Black Kites and Large-billed Crows scavenging in the highly polluted Bagmati River that runs through Kathmandu city. The river is clogged with sewage and garbage, and the sky in the vicinity of the river is full of these swooping opportunistic scavengers (above).”

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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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