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OWN Turns Two!

Article by Jasvic Lye, OWN Campaign Manager

April 2024


Our Wild Neighbours initiative turns two this Earth Day! Launched on 22 April 2022 by Minister Desmond Lee, the OWN campaign has grown from a humble informative website to an active outreach programme engaging people from all walks of life! We owe our campaign's success to the generosity of Mandai Nature and the unwavering support from all our partners and passionate volunteers.




We held our first roadshow close to a year after the campaign was launched and we have not stopped since then. We have done well over 25 outreach programmes to date, not inclusive of countless other events and activities offered by our partners.



Some of you might remember our OWN Travelling Roadshows last year where we visited 3 heartland locations — Nee Soon East Senior Hub, Keat Hong Community Centre and the most unique of them all, Senja Hawker Centre. This year, we are taking to the libraries and offering additional activities such as enriching talks and interactive storytelling sessions by our partners!



Follow us on Instagram @OurWildNeighbours so you don’t miss out on our activities. Not only for our ongoing library tour, but for many others around the island too!


Storytelling by Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) at Punggol Regional Library


Engagement booth at Woodlands Regional Library

Of course, a nationwide campaign involves the efforts of many. We are incredibly grateful for our community of volunteers who have dedicated their time, especially over the weekends, to educate and inspire members of the public to coexist with our wildlife. We would like to express our thanks to all our wonderful volunteers!



If you are passionate about wildlife and you’re seeking a volunteering opportunity, OWN might just be what you’re looking for. Sign up as an OWN volunteer here (please note that volunteers must be 18 years old and above).


We look forward to another year of exciting public engagements, activities and workshops. This journey, though short, has forged many friendships and strong partnerships. Let’s continue to spread the word of coexistence and help Singapore transform into a true City in Nature where people and animals share our island home peacefully.



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