Sunday, January 24, 2010

2010 - International Year of Biodiversity

"My hope is that we will be able to show through our actions that conservation issues also have to do with values and ethics. Nature has an intrinsic value independent of any economic valuation. It can be best appreciated after one spends meaningful time getting to know it better "
..... Dr Shawn Lum, President NSS (Nature Society, S'pore)

Professor Tommy Koh, patron of NSS is one of the main driving force behind biodiversity initiatives for the Convention of Biodiversity to be held in Japan this year.

It is hope that we all could do our part by being more tolerant and understanding towards animals which share our neighbourhood, parks and nature reserves. This will enable biodiversity to flourish.

We have endangered and protected species which could become extinct due to our insensitivity. Extinction is forever, and it will be sad if we have a hand in it.

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