Future of the Environment

Singapore embarks on a million-tree planting spree to protect its future

Singapore announced a 990-acre park to protect local wildlife in August 2020. Image: REUTERS/Edgar Su

Claire Turrell

Freelance Journalist, Singapore

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Sungei Buloh is hoping to improve living conditions for residents and wildlife. Image: Uwe Schwarzbach / Wikimedia Commons

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Singapore's smooth-coated otters were rediscovered in the 1990s after they were assumed locally extinct. Image: JJ Harrison / Wikimedia Commons
Singapore retains very little of its mangrove forests. Image: Mongabay
Greening the city will also help to mitigate the heating effects of skyscrapers and pavements. Image: Yeowatzup / Wikimedia Commons
The city plans to attract wildlife with its architectural design. Image: JJ Harrison / Wikimedia Commons
Natural measures like reforestation are hugely important because they are immediately deployable. Image: Sundar / Wikimedia Commons

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