31 Jan '18, 7am

A @NLB BiblioAsia article on nature conservation in Singapore, from colonial times to the present

A @NLB BiblioAsia article on nature conservation in Singapore, from colonial times to the present

When the Japanese Occupation ended in 1945, Bukit Timah reserve became a concern once again as granite quarries in the area began encroaching on the reserve. In April 1950, the government appointed a Select Committee on Granite Quarries and Nature Reserves to study the impact that the quarries had on the reserve. Following the recommendations of the committee, the Nature Reserves Ordinance was passed by the Singapore Legislative Council in January 1951, gazetting Bukit Timah, Kranji, Pandan, Labrador and the Central Catchment area as nature reserves as well as prohibiting activities such as quarrying and the destruction of flora and fauna. 9 Today, all national parks and nature reserves in Singapore are protected under the Parks and Trees Act.

Full article: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/biblioasia/2018/01/10/when-tigers-u...

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