Habitat Enhancement and Restoration

Rifle Range Nature Park development mockup by National Parks Board

Habitat Enhancement, Creation & Design

Camphora works with master planners, architects and landscape architects to develop habitat enhancement and creation strategies to improve the quality of existing habitats within forests, freshwater water bodies, mangrove and marine ecosystems. Our habitat enhancement and design approaches prioritise increasing habitat, enhancing wildlife connectivity, improving ecological functions to try to achieve a net gain in biodiversity. 

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Setting the objectives

Key to habitat enhancement and creation strategies is identifying the crucial ecological outcomes that are needed for the site. Camphora uses biodiversity baseline studies and literature reviews to identify gaps and understand the ecological potential of the prevailing site, including looking at Master Plans in adjacent sites and reviewing the need to future-proof green areas for connectivity.

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Provide design consultancy

Camphora’s team of diverse flora, fauna and habitat specialists come together to provide rational, factual and science-based inputs to evolve ecological designs. Our team’s interdisciplinary experience and considerations in design, engineering, hydrology and construction allow us to contribute effectively to discussions and to derive practical and cost-efficient approaches to achieving the best ecological outcomes.

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Monitoring
establishing habitats

Monitoring of establishing habitats is important to understand and gauge the effectiveness of the initial recommendations. Camphora has experience in devising scientific and robust processes to look at the growth or usage of floral or faunal species during the establishing periods. These monitoring regimes allow for real time observations to be integrated into ongoing deliberate measures to ensure the success of habitat enhancement initiatives.

Notable Projects

Yusof Ishak secondary school

Yusof Ishak Secondary School

Jurong Lake Gardens plants and walkway

Jurong Lakeside Garden

Rifle Range nature park and stream

Rifle Range Nature Park

Mangrove restoration

Mangroves and intertidal shorelines are ecologically valuable habitats. The loss of mangroves has cascading impacts on ecological processes and diversity. Camphora’s range of competencies in mangrove habitats extends beyond identification of rare mangrove flora and fauna, to shoreline restoration works and collection and nursery propagation of mangrove propagules for installation on site.

Mangrove & Coastal Habitat Restoration

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Assess habitat quality

We bring our passion for mangrove plants into our work capturing detailed flora and fauna information onsite in order to establish a comprehensive baseline assessment of mangrove habitat quality. This information is then used to influence developments at proximity to mangroves and to inform shoreline protection and restoration (SPR) measures.

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Propose SPR  measures

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Mangrove and shoreline protection and restoration works are complicated and require assimilation of layers of information from a multitude of specialists including coastal engineers, hydrologists and modellers. Camphora gels this information with our broad understanding of mangrove plant characteristics (growth rates, propagation and establishment requirements)  in order to achieve the best protection and restoration outcomes.

Our recommendations follow core principles of learning and working from nature and nature-based designs and solutions to address site-specific challenges of protecting mangroves and shorelines. Our baseline assessments help the incorporation of habitat enhancement strategies into the design of hard structures.  

Notable Projects

Mangrove nursary propogation

Pulau Tekong Mangrove Restoration

Rhizophora mangrove tree

Pulau Ubin Shoreline Works & Coastal Boardwalk

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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

ENVIRONMENTAL BASELINE STUDY AT THE

LIM CHU KANG REGION (On-going)

Client: Singapore Food Agency

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AT

KEPPEL & SURROUNDING AREAS (2022)

Client: Housing and Development Board &

Urban Redevelopment Authority

SOUTHERN TENGAH/TENGAH TOWN (2021)

Client: Housing and Development Board

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Mangrove & Coastal Habitat Restoration 

PULAU TEKONG MANGROVE RESTORATION (2009)

Client: Housing  and Development Board

PULAU UBIN SHORELINE WORKS & COASTAL BOARDWALK (2018)

Client: National Parks Board

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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: Public Utilities Board

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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Environmental Management & Monitoring

BUKIT TIMAH GOLF COMPLEX  (2020)

Client: Temasek Club

MANDAI RESORT  (On-going)

Client: Mandai Park Holdings

MANDAI WEST ARRIVAL NODE & BIRD PARK 

(On-going)

Client: Mandai Park Holdings

J107  (On-going)

Client: Land Transport Authority

RIFLE RANGE NATURE PARK (On-going)

Client: National Parks Board

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