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.
Past successes include 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.
We have been awarded the Charity Transparency Award every year since its inception from 2016 to 2018 as well as the Charity Governance Award 2016 by Charity Council.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 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
Youth For Causes teams are invited to our office to discuss plans as well as find out more about our society and work we do. They are also encouraged to participate in our activities to witness and understand the diversity of our wildlife and habitats and the need to conserve what we have left. Besides our regular nature appreciation walks, some of our hands-on volunteer opportunities include our bird surveys, Forest and Coastal Clean-ups and our Horseshoe Crab Rescue & Research Programme. They will also be invited to participate in our Bird Race held annually as well as the Butterfly Race that is being organised for the first time.