Our Wild Neighbours
Saw a snake in your garden? Want to help our pangolins? Hearing civets at night on your roof? This website is just for you.
Explore to be empowered with tips to coexist with our wild neighbours, and be inspired to protect them!
Our Wild Neighbours (OWN) is an initiative by the Urban Wildlife Working Group (UWG).
Launched in April 2022, the initiative seeks to promote coexistence with wildlife in Singapore, empower members of the public with wildlife etiquette knowledge, and educate the public about ongoing rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts.
Our Wild Neighbours
Click on any of the animals below to learn more about them!
Catch up with us!
Wild Wetlands by Wild Space
3 June 2023 at 1:00:00 am
A station-based “amazing race” where children solve puzzles and riddles along the way, Wild Wetlands encourages self-directed learning and is designed to help children explore the largest mangrove wetland in Singapore, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, and to appreciate the flora and fauna found within its ecosystem in a fun and engaging manner. This activity aims to bring out the Wild Ranger in them through independent thinking, problem-solving, keen observation and most importantly, teamwork!
Suitable for kids between 5-12 years old. All children have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Date: 3 Jun 2023, Saturday (Vesak Day) / 25 June, Sunday 2023
Time: 9am - 11am
Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Price: $45 per pax (includes activity booklets for children 12 and below)
As part of our conservation efforts, 10% of the proceeds of this event will go to the Global Mangrove Trust and Yayasan Gajah Sumatera (YAGASU) to help protect and restore 2,305 hectares of native mangrove forest in North Sumatra, Indonesia. This is also the inaugural blue carbon project (001-OxC) under the OxCarbon Standard, paving the way for a science-based approach to scalable blue carbon management in Southeast Asia.
Neo Tiew Crescent, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore
How We Should Live Alongside Our Wild Neighbours (UNPHILTERED Podcast)
Catch the Ep 7 of the Un-PHIL-tered Podcast – How We Should Live Alongside Our Wild Neighbours, by NVPC - Towards a City of Good , featuring Anbarasi Boopal, Co-CEO of ACRES and Biogirl MJ, co-founder and host of Just Keep Thinking . From lonely otters looking for love to breaking up civet parties, learn how we can respectfully share our urban landscape with #OurWildNeighboursSG
Thank you ACRES, Biogirl MJ and NVPC for raising awareness on this important topic!
Wild Ubin by Wild Space
4 June 2023 at 1:00:00 am
Discover Ubin’s native plants and wildlife, learn about their ecology, habitat and what makes them thrive. Using play in nature, kids will learn about the connectivity of life and the importance of the ecosystem.
Suitable for kids between 5-12 years old
Date: 4 June 2023, Sunday / 17 June 2023, Saturday
Time: 9am - 11.30am
Location: Pulau Ubin
Price: $110 for parent-child pair, $75 for additional child, $40 for additional parent (Cost includes boat fare)
As part of our conservation efforts, 10% of the proceeds of this event will go to the Singapore Wildcat Action Group (SWAG) to protect leopard cats in Singapore.
Pulau Ubin, Singapore
Volunteer with us!
Be an OWN volunteer and help us spread the message of coexistence! Join us in our educational roadshows and programmes, and learn more about our native wildlife along the way.
★ IMPORTANT NOTE:
1. This role is suitable for 18 years old and above.
2. All volunteers are required to be proficient in English (spoken).
3. Training will be provided on your first engagement session with us.
4. Following the training and your first engagement session, OWN will assess and determine in its sole discretion your suitability to become a fully-fledged outreach volunteer.
5. OWN is looking for volunteers who are committed, responsible and passionate about raising awareness. Please avoid last minute cancellations to the roster.
6. If you require any clarifications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Roasting Coffee... Not the Earth
8 July 2023 at 1:00:00 am
Many of us rely on a strong brew to get us through the day, but what does coffee have to do with wildlife conservation and climate change? Wake up to the links between the biodiversity and climate crises at this event, where we discuss the environmental impact of the cultivation and consumption of coffee. In Southeast Asia, demand for kopi luwak – highly prized coffee made of cherries partially digested by civets – is threatening the welfare of these animals; while forests in many parts of the world are often razed to grow coffee plants. The good news is, there is a way to enjoy a cuppa joe without costing the Earth. Find out how at this event co-organised by the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions and The Social Space.
Date: 8 July 2023
Venue: The Social Space (333 Kreta Ayer Road, #01-14, Singapore 080333)
Price: SGD 20 per pax*
*Each ticket consists of a S$18 Gift Card (valid on both F&B/ retail items)
Sign up here: https://bit.ly/RoastingCoffeenotTheEarth
333 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore
HSS Corporate Walks
Have you missed out on Herpetological Society of Singapore (HSS) monthly walks? Now you can enjoy them with your friends and colleagues.
You can explore Singapore's natural scenes & biodiversity as a team-building activity for the office. Or, perhaps, you can unwind with a walk in nature after a long week in the office. Get in touch with HSS to find out more, and to plan a walk!
HSS email: email@example.com