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Proposals for the conservation of nature in urban Singapore

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The benefits of conserving nature in urban environments have proved to be a significant factor in improving the quality of life for residents of major cities throughout the world. In Singapore there are still many potential areas in which conservation management techniques would support sufficient natural habitat and attract a wide diversity of wildlife.

This paper attempts to establish the criteria for selecting such areas, to identify the numerous human needs to be satisfied and to describe several case study examples.

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Briffett, C. Proposals for the conservation of nature in urban Singapore. Environ Monit Assess 19, 275–286 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00401317

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  • Environmental Management
  • Natural Habitat
  • Conservation Management
  • Urban Environment
  • Management Technique