Thursday, 4 August 2016

Nature-conservation bridge to open for guided tours

Aerial view of the Eco-Link@BKE. Foto: NParks

For the 1st time, the public will be able to walk along a 62m-long ecological bridge that was built 2 years ago to create a path for animals to move between Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Central Catchment Nature Reserve without the risk of being run over by vehicles.

The bridge, called Eco-Link@BKE, is typically not open to the public to allow animals to use it without human disturbance, and allow the vegetation over it to grow, providing additional cover for wildlife. But the National Parks Board (NParks) is organising guided walks — on 4 days in all — so that the public can better understand its role in conserving Singapore’s natural heritage.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Central Catchment Nature Reserve were once connected by forest, until the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) separated them in 1983.

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