Talk: Birds of Singapore

Date : 28 Feb 2018
Time : 7pm - 8.30pm
Location : Function Hall, Level 1, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Open to the Public

Chris will talk about his early ornithological work, and how it reflects on what we see in Singapore today, our birdlife and our lives. He will tell us about the changing face of conservation over those intervening years and how we can all play a part by living in harmony with nature.

About the speaker
Christopher Hails grew up in the north of England, and received his doctorate in ecology from the University of Stirling, Scotland. In 1977 he moved to Kuala Lumpur, where he lectured in zoology and ecology at the University of Malaya. In addition to teaching he researched and published works on the ecology of tropical birds. From 1983 he was an advisor to the Ministry of National Development in Singapore, where he conducted research on a variety of applied conservation and other environmental issues. He moved to Switzerland in 1988, where he worked as part of the senior management of WWF International until retirement in 2016. He still writes about birds in between short-term environmental consultancies, and still maintains strong links with Singapore.

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