The Role of Social Media and Online Platforms: A Continuation

Hello everyone! After my post last week, Dr. Coleman implored me to explore whether wildlife specimens and parts are truly sold online! This started my journey into various search engines. I searched the keywords (“wildlife”, “ivory”, “rhino”, “tiger”, “exotic pets”, “exotic plants”) from various online shopping platforms such as Google, eBay, Alibaba, Gumtree, and Carousell.… Continue Reading The Role of Social Media and Online Platforms: A Continuation

The Role of Conservation Genetics

Hey guys! Congrats! We survived mid-terms week! This week, I actually had the privilege to attend one of Prof Frank’s lab meetings and one of the topics we discussed was conservation genetics, which sparked my interest to actually address this area in my blog! Some of you might be wondering how conservation genetics relates to… Continue Reading The Role of Conservation Genetics

Helmeted Hornbill: A Unique Casque

When we think about birds in Singapore, one of the species that comes to mind is our very own iconic Oriental pied hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris. Did you know that we used to have other hornbills as well? One of the hornbills that historically occurred in Singapore is the Helmeted hornbill Rhinoplax vigil but is now… Continue Reading Helmeted Hornbill: A Unique Casque

Crimes Against Wildlife: An Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Stacia and I’m currently pursuing a degree in the Bachelor of Environment Studies at the National University of Singapore. Since young, I’ve had always had a strong passion for animals and wanted to protect them. I’ve lived most of my life trying to learn how to help them, which also… Continue Reading Crimes Against Wildlife: An Introduction