Happy World Rainforest Day (22nd June)

Let’s make every day World Rainforest Day.

Let’s also support the petitions to preserve our forests and advocate recycling of previously developed lands, so as to protect biodiversity and tackle climate emergency.

Tengah forest

Tengah forest is located in western Singapore, serving as an important ecological corridor between Western Water Catchment and Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

Although it is relatively young, having been regenerating as a secondary forest since 1980s, it has become home to a rich biodiversity, including rare, threatened and critically endangered species such as Sunda Pangolin and Straw-Headed Bulbuls.

At 700 hectares, Tengah forest is one of the largest contiguous green spaces in Singapore, bigger than the iconic Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and is able to cool the urban heat island effect significantly.

Unfortunately, this forest is in danger of having its original size reduced to only about 10 percent or less in a few years’ time, due to a development plan to convert it into a controversial “Forest Town”.

As Singapore is a signatory to the landmark 1992 UN Convention on Biological Diversity and is also heating up twice as fast as the planet, it is hoped that the authorities will heed the call from nature groups and concerned residents to preserve the forest as much as possible.

Click here to sign the petition to preserve 30-50% of Tengah forest.

Dover forest

Dover forest sprawls over 30 hectares, supporting 90 bird species, of which 13 are rare or threatened.

Click here to sign the petition to protect Dover Forest.

Clementi forest

Both Clementi and Dover forests provide ecological connectivity to Green Rail Corridor, which leads to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Pang Sua woodlands and Kranji woodlands.

Click here to sign the petition to protect Clementi forest from urbanisation.

Bukit Batok Hillside Park area

Bukit Batok Hillside Park area supports at least 81 fauna species, according to the Environmental Impact Studies report.

Click here to sign the petition to support the full conservation of Bukit Batok Hillside Park area to ensure a sustainable future.

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