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Mangrove Conservation on Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Tan Chor Kiang, Wu Cheng Yuan and Lin An Rong

 

Geographic focus: Singapore / island of Pulau Ubin


Date completed: 2002


Mangroves are among the relatively few flora species that thrive in harsh coastal environments and they provide excellent habitat for a diverse range of organisms. A team of students from the Raffles Institute in Singapore evaluated the potential for conserving mangroves surrounding Pulau Ubin, a small island in northeastern Singapore. They discussed threats to the mangroves and recent conservation efforts, and they used a map to show mangrove distribution. The team then identified areas where restoration would be most productive.


Topics / keywords: Mangrove Conservation; Coastal Environments


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