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!
Our Wild Neighbours - Living with Wildlife
12 March 2024 at 11:00:00 am
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲:
Have you ever chanced upon a troop of macaques in your estate or heard the iconic "uwu!" calls of the koel? Get yourself acquainted with Our Wild Neighbours and learn the dos and don'ts during an encounter. Get practical tips on how you can coexist with the animals that share our island home and what role each animal plays in keeping our city in nature green and healthy.
This talk is part of a sustainability series co-curated with ACRES.
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿:
Jasvic's journey in wildlife conservation and education started when she embarked on an art project documenting wild animals that have died from human activities in Singapore. While working on the project, entitled Death by Man, she actively involved herself in volunteering and working with ACRES as a means to better understand the interactions between people and animals, and how we can build a better relationship with our wildlife. From wildlife rescue to monkey guarding and wildlife management, her experiences have led her to become the Campaign Manager of the Our Wild Neighbours (OWN) initiative - an islandwide, multi-stakeholder campaign that promotes human-wildlife coexistence.
OWN website: https://www.ourwildneighbours.sg/
𝗔 𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗗𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀:
Down to Earth Series unpacks pertinent sustainability topics and makes them accessible whatever your background. From demystifying the latest green buzzwords to illuminating the incredible biodiversity we live amongst, join us and grow your knowledge with experts as they give you the break down on all things green.
Leopard Cat QUEST
15 March 2024 at 11:00:00 am
Leopard Cat QUEST
Date: 15 March 2024, Friday (Open for booking now)
Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cost: $88 per person (adult/child - price includes chartered boat ride to Ubin and back)
We are excited to announce Leopard Cat QUEST @Ubin in search of our elusive native wildcat. We will walk Pulau Ubin’s rustic kampong lanes and forested areas in the silent, cool night, to look for the glint of the Leopard Cats’ eyes, and hopefully also encounter the Greater Mousedeer, Common Palm Civet, sleeping birds and butterflies, foraging fruit bats, snakes, mangrove wildlife and more!
Sign up here:
Pulau Ubin, Singapore
Death by Man Exhibition
(October 2023 - April 2024)
𝗗𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗯𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗻 𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
𝗕𝘆 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝘃𝗶𝗰 𝗟𝘆𝗲
𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰
Death by Man is a photographic investigation and documentation of Singapore’s wildlife through a journaled obituary. It showcases the array of animals that we are privileged to share our island home with, the individuals that we have lost, and all that we could possibly be losing. The project uses evocative visuals and narratives to shed light on the plight of wild animals that have perished due to human activities and rapid urbanisation, urging people to recognise the value of each animal’s life and to reflect on our relationship with wildlife in a city.
𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗞𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺’𝘀 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁
In collaboration with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the National University of Singapore, this project not only unveils captivating photographic documentation but also breathes new ‘life’ into the some of the animals by preserving them as specimens. These carcasses transcend mere display, but also offer researchers rare access to biological,
geographic, and temporal data, and to perhaps discover any possible correlation with both natural and human-induced environmental changes. Moreover, this wealth of knowledge is thoughtfully shared with the broader public, enriching awareness, and understanding of the intricate dance between humanity and wildlife in our urban landscape.
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁-𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿
Jasvic is a Singaporean lens-based artist whose works are largely influenced by her relationship with nature. Coming from both an arts and science academic background, she sees the two practices as equals and is constantly exploring ways to marry them in her works. Jasvic’s most ambitious visual arts project thus far is ‘Death by Man’—a wildlife obituary photography series that was conceptualised in her final year of studies in Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging at Nanyang Technological University, School of Arts, Design and Media. While Jasvic does explore ways to create emotionally driven works for self-expression, she prefers to use her visual language to tell stories of the world around us.
Conservatory Drive, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore