SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION AT SENTOSA
Sentosa, the largest of the Southern Islands in Singapore is closely connected to Pulau Brani, St John’s Island, Lazarus Island, Pulau Tekukor and Kusu Island in terms of geology, biodiversity and even history.
The ecological linkage of terrestrial ecosystems (coastal and rainforests) and marine ecosystems among these islands are crucial for their health and the rich biodiversity these ecosystems support.
SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY: CONSERVATION OF FLORA AND FAUNA
INTRA-AND INTER-ISLAND CONNECTIVITY: THE SENTOSA-BRANI MASTER PLAN
INTEGRATION OF URBAN AND NATURAL SPACES | A SENSE OF BIOPHILIA
The Sentosa Sustainability Plan places the conservation of its unique habitats, flora and fauna as a high priority.
One of the key strategies for sustainability is to achieve a major net gain in biodiversity. This can be achieved through several approaches:
1. Setting aside designated areas for conservation.
2. Habitat restoration and enhancement projects, to preserve and enhance biodiversity on Sentosa. These involve monitoring of key species of flora and fauna, tree planting and native plant programmes.
3. Nature-based solutions: to increase physical and ecological connectivity between habitats