Talk by Dr Kae Kawanishi: Conservation of Critically Endangered Malayan Tigers – 4pm, Weds 27 Jan, NUS
Dr Kae Kawanishi is a tiger biologist and General Manager of the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT). She is a strong advocate of partnerships between governments, NGOs and civil society for wildlife conservation. Come find out about the threats faced by the surviving 300 critically endangered Malayan Tigers and what people living in Singapore are doing to safeguard a critical tiger habitat from poaching and deforestation.
Date: 27 January 2016, Wednesday
Time: 4PM – 5PM
Venue: SIM University, 461 Clementi Road at LT B.5.03 (Blk B Level 5)
If you are interested, please register at: http://goo.gl/forms/yaDqZ4i1Yb
More info on (MYCAT)
Challenges to tiger conservation are multi-faceted and finding solutions to the problems faced by the species requires an integrated conservation approach, which is the foundation of the establishment of MYCAT in September 2003.
MYCAT is an alliance of the Malaysian Nature Society, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia Programme and WWF-Malaysia, supported by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia for joint implementation of the National Tiger Conservation Action Plan for Malaysia.
Support them by purchasing 2016 calendars on the MYCAT website.
Mandala Fine Art gallery is organizing Asia’s largest wildlife Art exhibition in Singapore. Focusing on conservation, works by 36 world renowned wildlife master artists from 15 countries including USA, Holland, Italy, South Africa, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India & Malaysia will be exhibited.
WWF and Shark Savers are the official partners of this exhibition and they are aiming to raise $100,000 to fund appointed projects of both organizations. Buy art and support wildlife conservation!
For more info on the event and conservation projects to be funded: https://www.facebook.com/events/1021969974493891/
From an interview with the researchers:
The goal of their proposal is to sequence the genome and transcriptome of the prickly pear cactus, a recognized food and forage crop in these challenging semiarid regions of the world.
With more than 130 genera and 1,500 species of Cactaceae, we will create a draft genomic and transcriptome database that would aid the understanding of this understudied plant family, and provide the research community with valuable resources for molecular breeding and genetic manipulation purposes.
For more info and to fund the project: https://experiment.com/projects/sequencing-the-cactus-genome-to-discover-the-secret-of-drought-resistance
Cicada Tree Eco-place aims to raise critical funds to support the following:
1. The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) for their work in tiger conservation. (20% of funds raised will be allocated here).
2. Animal Concerns, Research and Education Society (ACRES) for their work on educating the public in Singapore on the illegal wildlife trade occurring at our doorstep. (10% of funds raised will be allocated here).
3. Research grants for young researchers in Singapore who may wish to take up research on locally and regionally threatened and endangered wildlife. (10% of funds raised will be allocated here).
4. Approximately 50 volunteers from Singapore who will participate during the next year in the “CAT Walk” programme organized by MYCAT to conserve dwindling tiger populations in forest reserves of Pahang, Malaysia. Information on CAT Walks are here: http://bit.ly/UjZVse and http://bit.ly/1jRqgtz. (60% of funds raised will be allocated here as partial subsidies for CAT Walk expedition costs for volunteers, who will be encouraged to pay it forward by participating in future walks with MYCAT at their own cost, in order to sustain critical capacity for citizen conservation efforts in following years).
To participate in their Malayan Tiger campaign, please register here: http://tinyurl.com/save-malayan-tigers