Everyone’s opinion matters to the R.U.M. team as we want to make mangroves more accessible for all after the restoration work is done. Thus, to find out what people’s current perceptions of mangroves are and how we can help to introduce mangroves to everyone, R.U.M. also conducted a short online survey to aid in designing the restoration work.
Participants of a recent R.U.M. workshop
filling up the online survey. Thank YOU!
To the R.U.M. team, it is vital to consider villagers’ views in designing mangrove restoration on Pulau Ubin. The villagers have intimate knowledge of mangroves and know what it was like in the past when mangroves were abundant. We want to gather their thoughts and ideas so these could be incorporated in the restoration project.
Mr Tiong (a fish farm owner on Ubin) who kindly let us interview him.
To find these out, Tessa Liu, R.U.M intern, interviewed Ubin villagers in December with the help of R.U.M volunteer Jared Moore (who is also a Master’s student with NUS Geography). They are grateful to Phillip Lim of Sea Angels and Mr Yong for introductions to villagers, and Sia Wanrong for introductions to the fishermen.
Mr Ben Brown (Co-founder of Blue Forests) is the pioneer of Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR) in Asia. We are lucky to have him share his experience at this FREE public talk at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.