Protecting Singapore's mangrove forests

Using EMMP to determine the impact of construction works

Singapore’s Tekong Island has one of the largest mangrove forests in the country. However, coastal erosion on the northeast coast of Tekong has threatened these mangroves. To protect them, Singapore undertook a coastal protection and restoration project. To ensure that the works themselves would not threaten the existing mangroves, the country’s National Parks Board (NParks), in conjunction with the Housing and Development Board (HDB) has engaged us to develop and implement an EMMP. In doing so, we helped ensure the long-term sustainability of Tekong’s mangrove forests. Furthermore, we contributed to furthering knowledge on how to improve the design of Singapore’s coastal protection structures. This will enable the country to better protect its mangroves and marine environment in the future.