Building an authoritative taxonomy of the Camp’s ecology will require many hands. We were fortunate to have the support of The Nature Society (NSS), a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore and the surrounding region.
Run by volunteers, the Society depends financially on contributions from its members as well as companies, institutions and individuals. Their activities include
- Organising nature appreciation activities like guided nature walks, bird and butterfly watching, slide talks and overseas eco-trips.
- Conducting conservation projects and surveys.
- Collaborating with schools and community groups to promote nature appreciation and education.
- Campaigning for the protection of natural habitats.
The Society is proud of its many achievements, specifically
- Persuading the Government to set aside Sungei Buloh as a mangrove and bird sanctuary. This site is now legally protected and known as Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve.
- Relocating coral reefs which were threatened by land reclamation.
- Staving off plans to develop part of Peirce Reservoir forest into a golf course.
- Publishing the Master Plan for the Conservation of Nature in Singapore, which has influenced Government policy and planning.
- Advocating the preservation of Chek Jawa, a unique marine habitat on Pulau Ubin.
More information at NSS website.
The list of birds compiled by NSS is being updated with 2007 image capture at the Camp.