Singaporeans love Pulau Ubin for its lush greenery, rustic landscape and laid-back charm. Animals are fond of Ubin too.
Ubin is home to a treasure trove of biodiversity, some of which are not even found on mainland. For example, the Ashy Roundleaf Bat is a native of Ubin and the Lesser False Vampire Bat is only found in Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong.
We are helping these animals, bats and birds, with some of their housing needs 🙂
NParks is setting up bat houses across P Ubin for the bats to roost. We are also making provisions to encourage nesting for three uncommon bird species — the Red-wattled Lapwing, the Baya Weaver and the Blue-throated Bee-eater.
Other resident wildlife in Ubin — including herons, crakes, rails, kingfishers, dragonflies, and frogs — will also benefit from our housing programme. We are installing floating wetland units at the Pekan Quarry. They can look forward to having more nesting and roosting sites.
In time to come, these efforts should see even more birds, bats, insects and many more on the island!
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