Emerging from the exams, we were all ready to embark on mangrove clean ups and ecosystem restoration activities but everything came to a grinding halt when COVID-19 pandemic reasserted itself. So folks in Singapore are hunkered down under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert).
Catch up on a host of informative talks about conservation of biodiversity, long-tailed macaques, seed dispersers and smooth-coated otters during this period, leading up to World Environment Day.
Thu 20 May 2021: 7.00pm – Dr Ng Ngan Kee on biodiversity and sustainability [NLB Human X Nature series] » [Registration Link]
Sat 22 May 2021: 10.00am – Chanelle Lim & Sabrina Jabbar of the Long-Tailed Macaque Working Group on “Long-tailed Macaques in Our City in Nature” [NParks City in Nature series] » [Registration Link]
Sat 22 May 2021: 2:00pm – Follow the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Team in real life with the legendary Anbu, ACRES’ co-CEO!
80 calls a day, one van, one hand phone, two power pax; unpredictability, patience, a lot of awareness raising, gentle and firm handling of the distressed wildlife, rain or shine, finding time to take a water break and all of it. Join Anbu, our Co-CEO as she follows our two wildlife rescue officers in action, island-wide. [No registration required; watch at @eyesofacres on Instagram]
Wed 26 May 2021: 10:30am to 12.00pm Taking action for animals
Know of individuals who want to take action for the animals, but do not know how? Hear from Dr Jaipal Singh, Executive Director of SPCA Singapore and Ms Anbu, Co-CEO of ACRES on their journey, but most importantly they will answer questions specifically on how an individual can take action for the animals. [No registration required; watch at ACRESasia on Facebook]
Thu 27 May 2021: 5.00pm – Paul Yoxon, Padma De Silva and N. Sivasothi on global, Asian and Singapore otters [World Otter Day celebrations with Malaysian Nature Society]; » [Registration Link]
Sat, 29 May | 11am – 12pm – Benkamin Lee & Fung Tze Kwan on Canopy Creatures: Native Wildlife Sustaining our Forests [OneMillionTrees Webinar] » [Registration Link]
Sat 05 Jun 2021: 10.00am – Sivasothi on his research adventures with otters and mangroves at the Department of Zoology from the 1990’s to the present day Department of Biological Sciences with his research undergraduates [DBS Alumni & student series] » [Registration Link]
More events lined up for ACRES’s 20th anniversary can be found at: https://acres.org.sg/event/
[8:28 AM, 5/20/2021] Anbu Anbarasi Boopal: Thank you Siva 🙏🙏