The MEM Seminar Series 2004/2005

Abstract

 

Nature reserves are loved over the world (and some to death!) and many of these are challenged by activities within and outside the reserve boundaries. The Central Nature Reserve (CNR) in Singapore, which consists of Bukit Timah and the Central Catchment Nature Reserves, are set aside for the purposes of conservation, research, education and compatible recreation. National Parks Board (NParks) is entrusted with its management. To achieve all these in a sustainable manner, active management is needed. In this seminar, various aspects of management will be discussed which includes trail planning, visitor control, habitat restoration, plant salvage and enforcement. Some notable research within the Nature Reserves will also be highlighted to show how scientific research contributes to the biodiversity knowledge and management of our remaining rainforest reserves.

 

 

About the speaker

 

Mr. Benjamin Lee has been working for the Central Nature Reserve in a managerial position since November 2000. He had been involved in flora and fauna surveys, environmental impact assessments and natural resource management in a variety of habitat types throughout South East Asia.

 

Mr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Zoology) from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He is certified as an Arborist by International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), USA in 2002. He is also the Committee Member of the Action Programme Committee for Clean Water as part of the Singapore Green Plan 2012 (SGP 2012).

 

He has published numerous journals, conference papers, and popular articles to date.

 

Mr. Lee is also frequently being invited as a seminar speaker and lecturer for reputable organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar on

 

 

“Stewardship Challenges in the Management of Small Nature Reserves”

 

 

By

 

 

Mr. Benjamin Lee

Senior Conservation Officer

Central Nature Reserve

National Parks Board

Friday 29 October 2004

6.00pm – 8.30pm

SDE Staff Lounge

 

 

Open to

MEM Students & Faculty

 

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