Preserving Wildlife in Singapore | 新加坡野生植物保护措施

世界各地无时无刻都有野生植物在面临绝种的危机,新加坡也不例外。在新加坡,我们有万态野生动物世界以及其他保护措施,将这些野生植物维护起来。但是,推广保护意识仍有进步空间。今天,我会通过分享一些万态野生动物世界所采取的保护措施,让大家更加了解和提高对野生植物的保护意识!

The problem of extinction has always lingered globally, including Singapore. Here in Singapore, we have the Mandai Wildlife Reserve to help with preserving wildlife. However, there stands to be room for improvement in terms of raising awareness about these wildlife. In hopes of raising awareness through this blog post, I will be sharing some of the measures that the Mandai Wildlife Reserve has taken to preserve wildlife!

Mandai Wildlife Bridge | 万态野生动物天桥

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既然我们提到了万态,那我们就先从万态园区外的地方开始。

万态野生动物天桥是万态改善计划中的其中一个项目。这个横跨礼湖路,全场140公尺的天桥在2019年正式启用。它把60年前,由礼湖路切割的自然保护区再次衔接起来,主要作用是为了让野生动物能够安全地到达两边的区域,避免并减少它们在途中被车辆撞倒的机率。

有些人可能会质疑,“为什么需要特地建立一座桥给那些动物,它们不会自己避开吗?”。事实上,动物们并不会自己避开。在这座桥被建之前,已经有许多动物,例如面临绝种的巽他穿山甲,被车辆撞倒。即使是已经放置了警告牌,提醒车辆慢下来,类似的事件还是发生了。因此,有了这座桥之后,野生动物终于可以安全抵达两边。

Since we talked about Mandai, let’s start from the outside.

In the Mandai Rejuvenation Plan, a Mandai Wildlife Bridge was included. This 140cm bridge which exists over Mandai Lake Road, was officially opened in 2019. It linked two nature parks that existed as one in the past, which was cut by the appearance of Mandai Lake Road near 60 years ago. This allows many animals to safely reach either side, whilst reducing and preventing the chances of roadkill.

Some might ask, “Why the need for a bridge? Can’t these animals avoid the cars on their own?” The answer is no, they can’t! Before this bridge was built, many animals including the near extinct Sunda Pangolin were a part of roadkills. Even when there were signs to remind motorists to slow down, such events couldn’t be prevented. Hence, after this bridge was built, animals are finally able to safely reach both ends. (and we prevent anymore killings of our poor, near extinct pangolins!)

Ticket Admissions | 入门售票

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说完园区以外的贡献,我们现在来谈谈园区内的贡献。

你们知道吗?当你们花费购买任何一所园区的入门票时,万态野生动物世界会将一部分的利润捐赠给新加坡和东南亚各地保护野生植物的机构。如此一来,你探望动物的行为,就成了在拯救它们哦!当然,这也不是让大家特意去购买这些园区的门票,或强迫各位去这些园区。只要有这份心,大家也可以通过其他机构,在自己的能力范围内进行捐赠并帮助这些动物们!

After sharing about external buildings, let’s start from the parks that exist in Mandai.

Did you know? For every ticket purchase that you make, regardless of whichever park it is in Mandai, the Mandai Wildlife Reserve donates a portion of its profits to different organisations which protect animals both in Singapore and Southeast Asia. As such, the act of visiting these animals at the park essentially becomes a meaningful act of potentially saving animals! Of course, this isn’t to force anyone to buy tickets or anything. In fact, as long as you have the heart, you could actually donate what you can through other organisations directly!

Animals | 动物方面

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身为开设了五所园区的集团,照顾好动物是他们的首要任务。在他们的官方网站中,他们有提到自己拥有世界级照顾动物的能力。如果你想要阅读,我会将相关链接放在这段文章的下面。否则你们也可以选择在这里继续读下去,因为我也会为你们解释!

首先,我觉得有一点应该提到。这些园区里面的动物,虽然大部分是自己的动物,但也有一部分是被解救的一些野生动物。无论是解救的野生动物,还是自己的动物,他们都一律照顾好。在动物的饮食方面,他们有特定的团队去照顾这方面的需求。 甚至有的时候,为了达到某个营养需求,这些动物还会得到补品。简直活得比我还好呀!

另外,在住宅和活动方面,这些动物都有特定的居住环境。这些环境以及活动,都与他们在大自然中的环境非常相似,有助于他们在这样一个环境下生长。在健康方面,万态野生动物世界也会经常有专家或兽医进行日常检验。倒了一定的年纪之后(寿命的75%),这些动物就会被列入一个老年计划。在这个计划里的动物会得到特殊的饮食习惯,兽医检验及活动计划。

此外,万态野生动物世界也是一所动物复原中心,经常照顾被解救的动物,直到它们康复后,再把送回到大自然。如果无法痊愈,他们就会继续将其照顾。当然,万态野生动物世界的关心也不仅仅局限于新加坡。他们参与100多项国际计划,多数都与保护动物有关。同样,有兴趣细读的读者可以到以下的链接阅读!

As an organisation which has opened 5 different parks for animals, being able to take good care of these animals is a must. On the official website, the Mandai Wildlife Reserve actually stated that they have world-class animal care. If you want to read the details, you may proceed to their website that I will leave a link to below. Otherwise, you can stay and read on as I briefly explain!

To start, a good point to note would be that these animals in their park, although mostly owned by them, some are rescued animals from the wild. Despite these, they still do their best to take care of them all. In terms of dietary needs, there is a dedicated team to take care of it. Should these animals have certain nutritions needs, they even get supplements to make up for it! Wow, I wish I had a dedicated team too! 

Additionally, in terms of living conditions and exercising, they all have custom settings. These are all made to replicate how it would be like if they were in their own natural environment, and would help them survive. These animals also get checked regularly for any health issues by professionals or veterinarians. Once they reach a certain age (75% of their lifespan), they then get another specialised plan inclusive of their dietary needs, with frequent vet visits and customised exercising plans. This specialised plan is otherwise known as the senior animal care plan.

Lastly, the Mandai Wildlife Reserve also acts as a rehabilitation centre, taking care of any rescued animals till they are well enough to be returned to their natural environment. Should they not be able to return, they would then continue to take care of these animals. In fact, they don’t only limit themselves to Singapore, but globally as well. They take part in over 100 international programs, most of which have to do with protecting animals. Again, if you would like a more detailed read, I will leave the link down below. 

Other Conservations | 其他

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既然是保护生植物,那就当然不仅限于动物,而这也包括保护植物的一些措施!万态野生动物世界为了维护大自然,设定在2024年前,复兴一部分的土地。不仅如此,他们也将自己的各个园区与自然环境尽可能地融合到一块。这样一来,动物们能有个与大自然相似的居住环境,也能够更好地保护限存的自然环境。

想必大家也知道,威胁到大自然的主要“凶手”便是全球暖化。为了尽自己的一份力量,万态野生动物世界也采取了不同措施。例如:减少能源耗用量、减低少源耗用量、达到零废弃物等。这些都是万态野生动物世界在他们五所园区为保护环境所尽的力量。这些资料在另一个链接,我也会放在这段文章下面,有兴趣的话可以去读哦!

The Mandai Wildlife Reserve’s conservation efforts aren’t only limited to animals, but plants and the natural environment as well. To preserve the natural environment, they have set a goal to restore a certain area of land near them by 2024. In addition, they have tried to integrate all 5 of their parks with nature as best as they could. This way, not only do the animals get a more natural-like habitat to live in, the organisation gets to protect the environment better.

I’m sure most of you would know by now, global warming is the number one threat to the environment. As such, to play their part in saving the environment, the Mandai Wildlife Reserve has done many things in their 5 parks. Some of these include reducing energy and water consumption, and reaching zero waste. These details are in another link which I will leave below as well, should you want to take a more detailed read!

总结

保护野生植物与保护大自然一样,人人有责。虽然有像万态野生动物世界这样的团体在尽他们的能力保护环境,我们不能完全依赖他们。我们并不一定需要自己去解救动物,但如果看到有需要帮助或解救的动物,可以拨打有关的热线。另外,希望大家读完这篇文章之后,对新加坡野生植物的保护措施有更深一层的了解!今天就写到这,我们下次再见!拜拜!

Preserving and protecting wildlife, like saving the environment, is something where everyone has a part to play in. Although there are organisations like the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, we cannot fully rely on them. I’m not saying that you have to start saving animals on your own, but if you do meet any animals in need of help, do call the appropriate hotlines so they can get the help they need. This is also a form of playing your part! Additionally, I hope that with this blog, many of you have a better understanding of how Singapore is doing its best to preserve wildlife! See you next time! Bye!

Here are some hotlines you may need: 

SPCA (Domestic Animals): +65 62875355 ext 9

ACRES (Wildlife): +65 9783 7782

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority: 1800 4761600

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