Nature Society (Singapore)
Nature Society (Singapore) (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.
We organize nature appreciation activities, conduct conservation projects and surveys, collaborate with schools, corporates and community groups, forge participation and collaboration in local, regional and international efforts in preserving Earth’s biodiversity, engage the authorities in discussions, and campaign for the protection of natural habitats.
NSS is made up of 5 Committees (namely Executive Committee, Education Committee, Conservation Committee, Membership Committee, Fundraising Committee) and 7 Special Interest Groups (Bird Group, Butterfly and Insect Group, Jalan Hijau Group, Marine Conservation Group, Nature Rambler Group, Plant Group and Vertebrate Study Group).
Some of our hands-on volunteer opportunities include our bird surveys, Forest and Coastal Clean-ups and our Horseshoe Crab Rescue & Research Programme.
Amongst our many successes are the conservation of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, the shelving of plans to turn Lower Peirce Reservoir into a golf course, the creation of the Butterfly Trail@Orchard with butterfly hotspots spanning from Singapore Botanic Gardens to Fort Canning Park, engaging the authorities on the conservation of the Green/Rail Corridor, and the successful adoption and restoration of Kranji Marshes into a freshwater marshland habitat to support related birds and other associated wildlife.
We are the country partner of BirdLife International as well as a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Global Compact Network Singapore.
NSS was awarded the Charity Transparency Award 2016 and 2017 as well as the Charity Governance Award 2016 by Charity Council.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
The funds raised will go into:
1. Conservation of our local biodiversity through our various conservation projects.
2. Raising more awareness and advocating for the preservation of our local biodiversity and their habitats through our various outreach programmes.
3. Restoration of habitats in Singapore.
4. The creation of new material and programmes to promote biodiversity and habitat conservation
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
Team members will be invited to our office for an organisation orientation brief as well as encouraged to get their hands-on experience by taking part in our volunteer activities. At the end of their fundraising effort, we will invite them to our Volunteer Appreciation Lunch.