Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Updates on Central Catchment Nature Reserve~ an d what you can do!

The Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR) is home to 400 species of trees, 200 species of birds, 400 species of insects and 150 species of mammals and amphibians. If you’d like to learn more about the biodiversity found in the CCNR, please do sign up for our walks!

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The EIA (Environmental Impact Analysis) was released by the LTA on the 5th Feb.

It is some form of success. Although LTA will want to drill holes in the reserve but they will now consider the concerns of nature groups.

So this is the update from LTA:
  • Reduce the number of boreholes from 72 to 16;
  • Confine drilling to public trails and non-vegetative areas; and
  • Employ more non-intrusive (no physical alteration) methods in soil investigation.
All is not lost - you can still do something - collectively we can still do something to help the cause according to BES Drongo website. 


  1. The EIA will be open for public viewing for the next 4 weeks;book an appointment to go down and view it. 
  2. Help spread the news and raise awareness! Tell your friends, your family or anyone who you know cares about this. If lots of people go down to view the EIA, it will show LTA how much the public cares.
  3. Voice your support for the alternative route. The alternative route is now our best (and last) bet to reduce significant impacts on the forest.
You can contact LTA [Ms Michelle Chan (email or call 6295 7437)] to view the EIA and give your feedback. Please note that you can view it by appointment ONLY, at Land Transport Authority, 1 Hampshire Road (Blk 11 Level 4, Room 2), Singapore 219428

In addition, to show your support for the alternative route, you can sign the petition here:


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