Wonderful Wetlands Series

Mangroves and coastal ecosystems support biodiversity and play an essential role in addressing climate change. Through the Wonderful Wetlands series, learn about mangroves and find out how mangroves planted at Kingfisher Wetlands, our very own urban wetlands in downtown Singapore, contribute to the Gardens’ sustainability efforts!  Join our activities to gain a deeper understanding on nature-based solutions to combat climate change. Wonderful Wetlands Series is sponsored by Temasek and SG Eco Fund.

Mid-Autumn Festival 2021
Dates

23 July - 24 Dec 2022

Admission

Free admission

Climate Action Week Public Webinar: Mangroves and Climate Change is taking place on 21 Sep 2022 (Wed) from 4.00pm to 5.00pm. 

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Climate Action Week Public Webinar: Mangroves and Climate Change

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How does protection and restoration of habitats help us in tackling climate change? Find out more about the importance of wetlands and coastal ecosystems in storing ‘blue carbon’ and supporting biodiversity.

In the upcoming Zoom webinar, organised in support of Climate Action Week 2022, hear from experts in the field as they share how mangroves help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, how Singapore’s research in 'blue carbon' contributes to regional and global efforts, as well as the Gardens' sustainability efforts at the Kingfisher Wetlands. Zoom link and details will be sent to participants after registration.

Understanding blue carbon: from local to global scales by Assoc. Prof Dan Friess

We face significant challenges to get our greenhouse emissions down to net zero as soon as possible in order to reduce the worst effects of climate change. Natural climate solutions - using ecosystems to mitigate climate change - have gained rapid interest as a key tool to achieve this, and most recent interest has been in the use of coastal ecosystems as a climate change mitigation tool. This seminar will introduce the concept of "blue carbon" sequestered and stored by coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses and salt marshes. It will describe prior and ongoing blue carbon that was started in Singapore, and how it ties to regional and global efforts to collect blue carbon data and use it for management and policy.


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Speaker’s Profile

Dan Friess is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, and the Deputy Director of the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions. Dan is also a member of the International Blue Carbon Initiative. His research concerns blue carbon, particularly it’s quantification, how it is affected by deforestation and sea-level rise, and how it can be protected and restored through carbon credit projects. Much of this work is conducted with governments, NGOs and the corporate sector. For more information, please visit www.themangrovelab.com

Mangroves of Singapore by Ms Crystle Wee

Singapore is currently home to more than 30 species of true mangroves, constituting almost half of the 70 true mangrove species recognized in the world. This is despite having lost 95% of our historic mangrove cover due to coastal development. Learn where you can find the last mangrove forests in Singapore, how to recognize different types of mangroves and the unique wildlife that inhabits these spaces. This seminar will also share methods to monitor mangroves for their protection and conservation.

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Speaker’s Profile

Crystle is an environmental consultant at DHI Water & Environment Singapore where she works as a marine biologist in coral reef, seagrass and mangrove ecosystems. She is currently also part of the Mangrove Lab at the National University of Singapore doing her Masters in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-based Climate Solutions. Her interests lie in marine ecology, blue carbon, and environmental education.

Mangrove monitoring

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Join us as a citizen scientist to collect data for monitoring the growth of mangroves and biodiversity planted in Kingfisher Wetlands! Through an outdoor field session, participants will get to experience first-hand on how mangroves are monitored using a science-based approach, learn about blue carbon and discover the importance of mangroves and coastal ecosystems. During the activity, participants will learn techniques to monitor mangrove health and conduct fauna survey.

Kindly note that, as the activity requires entering the pond (up to knee-deep level), all participants have to be at least 18 years old, be physically fit to carry out strenuous exercise and be a confident swimmer.  

Participants of the activities this month will have the opportunity to help the Gardens trial a pilot Augmented Reality tour of Kingfisher Wetlands, where visitors can learn about climate change, biodiversity and Sustainability on a self-guided journey.

Please find the list of upcoming activities below:

Activity Date


Registration

Mangrove monitoring

23 July, 9.00am – 11.30am

Fully Subscribed

27 August, 8.00am – 10.30am

Fully Subscribed

24 September, 8.00am – 10.30am

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22 October, 8.00am – 10.30am

Register Here

26 November, 8.00am – 10.30am

Opens 15 October 2022

24 December, 8.00am – 10.30am

Opens 15 November 2022

Climate Action Week Public Webinar: Mangroves and Climate Change

21 Sep, 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Register here