Mangrove Mystery Nature Trail 2019

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On the 2nd of November 2019, our team of nature guides went on a journey to uncover the plants and animals of the mangrove at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Thank you so much for joining us!

One of our Nature Guiding co-director, Phoebe said: “It was really heartening to see so many of you eagerly asking questions, getting hyped up about the crocodiles and snakes, and taking pictures of everything.” Some of the interesting things they saw were the Mangrove pit viper and 2 Estuarine crocodiles.

Mangrove pit viper

Estuarine crocodile

Mangroves are useful to both humans and nature in many ways. Firstly, they serve as a form of shoreline protection by acting as a natural barrier to incoming winds and waves, thereby decreasing the intensity at which they hit the shoreline. Mangroves are also able to, as part of the carbon storage mechanism in plants, store up to five times more carbon than an equal area of rainforest. Furthermore, mangrove forests are home to hundreds of species of plants and animals. The roots can serve shelter for many underwater animals, while the forest itself is a food source for other animals. Therefore, in order to protect such a valuable asset, we should contribute to the protection and conservation of mangroves worldwide, starting with our own mangroves right here at home.

We hope you have enjoyed yourself and learned a lot from the walk! This event could not have been possible without you guys! See you guys in future Earthlink events!

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