Biodiversity Impact Assessments

 
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Camphora works with our partners to conduct biodiversity baseline studies within terrestrial, aquatic, mangrove and marine ecosystems to understand the impacts of future developments on these ecosystems. Our assessments help developers to refine development plans that reduce impacts on biodiversity and create new habitats wherever possible.

Biodiversity Impact Assessments

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Collect & analyse baseline biodiversity data 

By mapping the vegetation found onsite and conducting surveys to identify the fauna species present, we identify key habitats and sensitive floral and faunal receptors that would be affected by proposed construction works for development projects.

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Predict & evaluate impact on biodiversity

By comparing project design to identified receptors, we evaluate the impact of specific construction works on important habitats as well as sensitive floral and faunal groups onsite. This is done in consideration of larger, long-term conservation efforts within the local context. 

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Propose mitigation measures

We work with clients, architects, landscape architects and engineers, technical agencies and representatives from nature groups, to recommend design solutions to conserve key important habitats identified onsite and to prescribe site specific measures necessary to safeguard biodiversity and enhance wildlife connectivity.

Notable Projects

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Pulau Ubin Shoreline Works & Coastal Boardwalk

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Thomson Nature Park

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Cross Island Line Phase 2

Camphora works with consultants and contractors to formulate adaptive Environmental Management and Monitoring Plans to reduce risk of excessive habitat loss, fauna mortality and human wildlife conflicts. In addition to setting up frameworks and conducting regular surveys throughout the duration of the construction works, our team is equipped to recommend specific solutions based on project conditions and situations.

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Environmental Management & Monitoring

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Reforestation & transplanting works

Where there are plants of conservation significance, we identify individuals for harvesting and transplant and prepare method statements inline with specific needs of different species. In larger forested sites, reforestation strategies may be developed in consultation with design teams and technical agencies to jump start the forest succession process, increase plant diversity, create habitats and improve fauna connectivity.

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Fauna relocation

Where suitable and needed, we propose fauna relocation for species affected by construction in consultation with technical agencies. Feasibility studies prior to the relocation include the scouting of suitable host sites, and carrying out literature review on suitable host sites to ensure that as much as possible, affected individuals remain in similar environments.

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Focal faunal species surveys

We help to monitor focal faunal species groups to assess and understand changes in species behaviour due to ongoing construction works. With the data collected, we provide recommendations on site- and species-specific wildlife management strategies.

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Baseline & Impact Assessment 

SENTOSA DEEP GRAVITY SEWER (2020)

Client: Sentosa Development Corporation

NANYANG PIPELINE (2020)

Client: Public Utilities Board

NEO TIEW LAND PREPARATION WORKS (2020)

Client: National Environment Agency

YISHUN NEIGHBOURHOOD 5 (2020)

Client: Housing and Development Board

MOUNT PLEASANT MASTER PLAN (2019)

Client: Housing and Development Board

MOUNT FABER FUNICULAR SYSTEM AND MASTER PLAN (2019)

Client: Mount Faber Leisure Group  

SENTOSA ALPINE COASTER (2019)

Client: Sentosa Development Corporation

WOODLANDS NORTH COAST (2019)

Client: Housing and Development Board

SUNGEI BULOH WETLAND RESERVE (2018)

Client: Singapore Police Force  

BROOKVALE FOREST (2018)

Client: Hoi Hup Realty

PULAU UBIN SHORELINE WORKS &

COASTAL BOARDWALK (2018)

Client: National Parks Board

PULAU SEMAKAU (2018)

Client: National Environment Agency  

SISTERS’ ISLAND MARINE PARK (2018)

Client: National Parks Board

SPRINGLEAF FOREST  CONSERVATION PLANNING (2018)

Client: National Parks Board, Urban Redevelopment Authority

BAHAR/ CLEANTECH PARK  MASTER PLAN (2018)

Client: JTC Corporation

BULIM PHASE 2 MASTER PLAN (2018)

Client: JTC Corporation

JURONG ECO GARDEN (2017)

Client: JTC Corporation

THOMSON, BUKIT BATOK NATURE  PARKS (2016)

Client: National Parks Board

RAPID TRANSPORT SYSTEM (2015)

Client: Land Transport Authority  

CROSS ISLAND LINE PHASE 2 (On-going)

Client: Land Transport Authority

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Arboriculture

ST ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL

(since 2012)

Arboriculture

Client: St Andrew’s Cathedral

CHANGI AIRPORT, TERMINAL 4 (2017)

Horticulture

Client: Changi Airport Group

TERMINAL 4 RAIN TREE TRANSPLANT (2016)

Arboriculture

Client: Changi Airport Group

PUNGGOL DIGITAL DISTRICT (2016)

Arboriculture

Client: JTC Corporation

THE SIENA (2014)

Arboriculture

Client: Far East Organisation 

 

BISHAN-BRADDELL DRAINAGE  IMPROVEMENT WORKS (2014)

Arboriculture

Client: PUB

BISHAN - ANG MO KIO PARK (2009)

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Client: Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl

BASF Learning Campus (2014)

Arboriculture

Client: BASF 

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Habitat Enhancement,
Creation & Design

YUSOF ISHAK SECONDARY  SCHOOL (2018)

Client: Ministry of Education

BAY EAST (2019)

Client: Gardens by the Bay 

BIDADARI HDB C15 & 16 (2020)

Client: Housing and Development Board

HUDHUFUSHI RESORT, MALDIVES (2018)

Client: Salad Dressing

RESEARCH ON MAINTENANCE OF URBAN 

LANDSCAPES (2020)

Client: National University of Singapore

JURONG ECO GARDEN (2021)

Client: Ramboll Studio Dreisetl

RIFLE RANGE NATURE PARK (On-going)

Client: National Parks Board

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Mangrove & Coastal Habitat Restoration 

PULAU TEKONG MANGROVE RESTORATION (2009)

Client: Housing  and Development Board

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Environmental Management & Monitoring

BUKIT TIMAH GOLF COMPLEX  (2020)

Client: Temasek Club

PULAU UBIN SHORELINE WORKS & COASTAL BOARDWALK (2018)

Client: National Parks Board

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