For every participant in the PUB Green Run, $10 will be donated to the Nature Society (Singapore)’s role in rewilding the Rail Corridor, which is an initiative under the National Parks Board’s 'OneMillionTrees' movement. Find out more below.
About the project
The Nature Society (Singapore) is aiming to rewild stretches of the Rail Corridor as part of NParks 'OneMillionTrees' movement.
By involving stakeholders and the local community, the rewilding project will help create a continuous green canopy along the Rail Corridor, acting as a conduit for plants and wildlife and assist in the re-establishment of rare native species. It will also enable greater carbon sequestration/storage and help to cool down the area for recreational users.
Under the project, a supply of saplings will be established, thus forming the basis of a comprehensive rewilding process. This process will be based on ecological methods and the latest research on habitat restoration.
This community-led project will contribute towards NParks ‘OneMillionTrees’ movement, which aims to actively involve the community in the planting of one million trees over 10 years.
Why it's important
The Rail Corridor is more than a fantastic recreational space and a link between communities. It is also an important natural habitat for many birds, wildlife and plant species and an artery for wildlife to move across the landscape.
The Rail Corridor is the only contiguous green link between the species-rich forests of the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves, down to the Southern Ridges and neighbouring forests.
A continuous green canopy along the Rail Corridor will act as a conduit for plants and wildlife and assist in bringing back rare native species to the area.
It will also enable carbon storage/sequestration and help to cool down the area for all Rail Corridor users.
Rewilding will be done along stretches of the Rail Corridor.
Formerly the KTM rail line that connected Singapore to mainland Asia, the Rail Corridor is an incredible stretch of greenery and forest that runs the entire length of Singapore (largely uninterrupted by roads) from Tanjong Pagar in the south all the way to Woodlands in the north.
It is an important natural habitat for many birds, wildlife and plant species and an artery for wildlife to move across the landscape.
Nature Society Singapore
Run by volunteers, the Nature Society depends financially on contributions from its members as well as companies, institutions and individuals.
The Nature Society (Singapore) or NSS is a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region. It is a registered society in Singapore under the Societies Act, Cap. 311.
The Society is an approved charity under the Charities Act, Cap.37 since 19 Feb 2008 and has been accorded the status of an Institution of Public Character (IPC) since 1st September 2008.
It was formerly known as the Singapore branch of the Malayan Nature Society. The branch was formed in 1954 and became Nature Society (Singapore) in 1991.