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    Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    Ah yes. We've lost much of our original ecosystems, but we do still have plenty of biodiversity that's worth protecting, and things are improving in some areas.
    Small is beautiful.

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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    We'll lose even more even if the authorities do not act to protect what is left.
    Fish.. Simply Irresistable
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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    even for freshwater fishes in singapore, we have already lost most of the wild fishes originally in singapore. tiger barbs, rasboras , wild bettas now are nearly impossible to find in the wild except for a few small places whereby game fishes such as peacock bass,snakeheads etc are not introduced....it seems to me(its my own personal opinion, no need to get debatey about it) that our country does not really conserve and protect the original inhabitats in the wild such as small fishes etc but instead conserve and protect introduced livestock that are so called "better"...
    Too much of a fish SIAO to quit fish keeping/fishing..

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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    Not suprising, Economy is the only thing in their mind. Everything else is secondary. Conservation is even probably an obstruction in their plans for economy growth.



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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    Taking that literally though, it is true even with people. Immigrants are more sheltered and preferred here.

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    Going into the political zone here. In any case, supporting societies like the NSS is the way forward. I hope that they will keep places like Tanjung Chek Jawa as it is. I went there once and seeing the mudskippers and fiddlers doing what they do best was an interesting and an eye-opening experience.
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    Singapore is too small for economy to grow without disturbing the nature. Maybe gahmen think that the species is not realy unique to Singapore. If it lost here, it will still be exist in Malaysia or Indonesia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yulbrainer View Post
    Singapore is too small for economy to grow without disturbing the nature. Maybe gahmen think that the species is not realy unique to Singapore. If it lost here, it will still be exist in Malaysia or Indonesia.
    haha if they like that think then gone case already.. cause all fishes have in other countries also... actually i believe that what most of us like is to preserve the original species so that our kampong days(olden generation not mine lol..) those fishes still remain.. imagine if next time we bring our kids to field trips and all they see are toman, peacock basses,and other non native fishes... how do we really explain to them what happen to the original inhabitants or the reservoir,longkang lol... think that we will be too malu(embarrassed) to even call our reservoirs/streams a habitat for native fishes...
    Too much of a fish SIAO to quit fish keeping/fishing..

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    The drain I used to catch guppies and freshwater crabs from as a kid is now long gone. How I wish I could turn back the clock.
    Fish.. Simply Irresistable
    Incubation: Simpsonichthys margaritatus "Rio Verde" BR-MPM 12-07
    -back to old school fish-

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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    Quote Originally Posted by stormhawk View Post
    The drain I used to catch guppies and freshwater crabs from as a kid is now long gone. How I wish I could turn back the clock.
    have never even seen before local native freshwater crabs..
    Too much of a fish SIAO to quit fish keeping/fishing..

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    only seen tadpoles before in the drain.

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    I grew up in Hillview estate before they tore it down. During my childhood days I would go hunting for fish and crabs in the drains nearby. Pretty easy to catch those crabs.
    Fish.. Simply Irresistable
    Incubation: Simpsonichthys margaritatus "Rio Verde" BR-MPM 12-07
    -back to old school fish-

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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    Used to catch crabs at Changi area. The small orange Fiddler Crabs were nice. For the other bigger crabs, we used to poke our sticks at a spot near their holes on the ground at an angle. Poking first at a deeper part of their tunnel to prevent it going deeper, then progressively poking in similar fashion higher and higher up the tunnel until the crab is visible near the surface.



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    Haha that's the best method to catch a lot ^^ But too few now a days

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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    Quote Originally Posted by tetrakid View Post
    Used to catch crabs at Changi area. The small orange Fiddler Crabs were nice. For the other bigger crabs, we used to poke our sticks at a spot near their holes on the ground at an angle. Poking first at a deeper part of their tunnel to prevent it going deeper, then progressively poking in similar fashion higher and higher up the tunnel until the crab is visible near the surface.
    It was happy time.

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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    Caught anything?



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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    >"< The above is part of the reason why Singapore losing more and more aquatic lifeform. ^o^/ Please do not try to follow those Huai Shu Shu 坏叔叔 (Bad Uncles).

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    Re: Singapore Has Lost Half Its Animals

    Those good days are forever gone since the whole area has long ago completely disappeared due to vast airport land reclamation.
    Quote Originally Posted by aquaticled View Post
    It was happy time.



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