By Xavier Font, John Tribe
The call for for ecotourism and outside activity is expanding, and the pressures on land use have gotten extra visible. a wide a part of the event of ecotourism and leisure panorama will depend on the upkeep of forested land. powerful administration of tourism and game in forests delivers additional source of revenue to aid offset the prices of sustainable trees creation and inspire biodiversity conservation.This multi-author publication considers the compatibility among tourism, forestry and conservation, the administration of ordinary assets and the involvement of stakeholders and the group. matters are awarded via case reviews from quite a number international locations and subject matters lined comprise nationwide Parks, peri-urban forestry and desolate tract administration, in addition to practitioner-oriented contributions.
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In pursuit of such goals, the authorities describe a programme of capitalizing on the country’s natural assets with the establishment of adventure and nature parks at five sites including Bukit Timah. These statements and proposals would suggest that there might be some changes within the Reserve while the Concept Plan also notes that by the Year X, the date when Singapore’s population is expected to reach the critical level of 4 million, development will have to be expanded into currently unpopulated areas.
In 1996, The Parks and Recreation Department of the Ministry of National Development was incorporated into the National Parks Board which is currently the trustee for the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, now enlarged to 164 ha (400 acres). The Singapore government also became more interested in and committed to conservation matters. The Green Plan was published in 1992 whereby 5% of the island was to be dedicated to nature conservation while Action Programmes presented in 1993 listed a total of 19 sites for protection, the Bukit Timah and Central Water Catchment Nature Reserve being the largest.
Earthscan, London. World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) (1987) Our Common Future. United Nations, New York. The Survival of a Forest Fragment: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore 2 Joan C. Henderson Introduction This chapter considers the case of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore, an area of approximately 164 ha of forest and the last remaining tract of rainforest left in the country. The Nature Reserve is a relatively small forest and has experienced some disturbance, but it has survived in one of the most densely populated countries in the world and retains much of Singapore’s original biodiversity.