Regional Workshop on Urban Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation2017-03-20

On February 14 - 16, 2017, the National Parks Bard of Singapore, NParks, successfully organized the regional workshop on Urban Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation which is one of the activities under the AFoCo Regional Project, "Capacity Building on the Application of Landscape Approach to Support the Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore", or AFoCo/011/2016 BIPS project in short.

The Workshop was attended by delegates from AFoCo member countries. The Workshop aimed to provide capacity building programs to officials in the forest sector and facilitate the sharing of experiences from Singapore's implementation of urban forestry and biodiversity conservation projects. The three-day workshop comprised of presentations, facilitated breakout sessions, and field trips. Delegates from each of the BIPS countries also shared their experience in the role urban forestry played in their home countries. The participants learned about different initiatives undertaken by NParks to conserve threatened species in Singapore, daily operations of NParks, and research pertaining to urban greenery and biodiversity conservation. The participants also had a chance to visit various sites, such as the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Pasir Ris Park, where they met up with the officers managing these sites to gain insight on the daily management of these sites.

The activity photos took during the Workshop by NParks are presented below :