As part of the NParks Community in Nature (CIN) Biodiversity Watch series, NParks is organising a Dragonfly Watch to contribute to a citizen science study on these amazing flying predators. The Dragonfly Watch is a citizen science initiative to involve the community in collecting valuable information about dragonflies and damselflies in our parks, gardens and reserves.
With the data collected from survey transects from the various parks around Singapore, we can start piecing together information about where our dragonflies and damselflies are found and in what numbers! This information will contribute towards better park management and conservation measures.
Volunteers will be taught how to identify the 23 common dragonfly species and basic skills to carry out surveys at the various sites around Singapore. School students will most likely be assigned to a park nearest to them.
Units with more than 25 participants may wish to contact NParks at [email protected] to organise a private training session
The survey will be held from 9 – 17 March 2019, and volunteers are to carry out surveys independently at any time between 9 am – 5 pm during this period.
Aim 2: Sufficient natural habitat exists to support native species.