Fri 28 Jun 2013: 1.30pm – 4.00pm: Public Seminar on Pangolin Conservation

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Public Seminar on Pangolin Conservation

Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund (WRSCF) cordially invites you to a public seminar on the conservation of pangolins. Look forward to specialists from this field addressing topics on the illegal pangolin trade and conservation efforts to save the pangolin.

Friday 28 June 2013: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Registration starts at 1.00pm
At the Forest Lodge, Singapore Zoo

Topics and speakers:

  1. “Trade in wildlife for meat and medicines pushing Southeast Asian species towards extinction,” by Chris R. Shepherd, Deputy Regional Director, TRAFFIC
  2. “The IUCN SSC and new technology for addressing illegal wildlife trade,” by Jonathan Baillie, Conservation Programmes Director, Zoological Society of London
  3. “The pangolin trade in Asia,” by Dan Challender, PhD student at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, UK
  4. “Pangolins of Singapore: In situ and ex situ conservation efforts,” by Razak Jaffar, Assistant Curator of Night Safari

Admission is Free!
Light refreshments will be provided.
Limited spaces only so please RSVP to Yap Xinli by Friday, 21st June 2013 at

Sat 15 Jun 2013: 3.00pm, talk at Select Books on “Pulau Ubin: The Last Kampung” – A photoessay by Nurfasihah and Nur Shafiqah

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Select Books is pleased to invite you to a talk by two student photographers, Nurfasihah Binti Abdullah and Nur Shafiqah Binte Md Abu Bakar, on their photography project and exhibition at Select Books, titled:

Pulau Ubin: The Last Kampung – A photoessay by Nurfasihah and Nur Shafiqah.

The talk will be held at on Saturday, 15th June 2013: 3:00pm at Select Books, 51, Armenian Street, Singapore 179939 [Facebook event page].

Nurfasihah and Nur Shafiqah will share their reflections about why an island like Pulau Ubin is a treasure for our national and natural heritage, and why the unique way of life on the island needs to be preserved despite rapid modernization.

Nurfasihah Binti Abdullah, 17, is an Arts student at St. Joseph’s Convent. She has practiced photography since 2008. She quotes Soren Kierkegaard, a philosopher from Denmark, who said, "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forewards" and adds, “To me, keeping the wild and nature alive, we have to understand how Pulau Ubin lived through the years. And as the photographer, I shouldn’t be indifferent to things that may be extinct.”

Nur Shafiqah Binte Md Abu Bakar, 17, is a Malay Language Major at St. Joseph’s Convent. Her interests include photography, arts and languages. She finds education and family as the most important things in her life. Shafiqah has practiced photography since 2009 and continues to enjoy it. “It helps me to relax and I learn a lot from my surroundings when I’m engaged through photography.”

This debut exhibition by the two young photographers also features selected pieces from guest photographers Dr Chua Ee Kiam and Marcus Ng, and is curated by Debby Ng. It will be held till 30 June 2013.